SpaceX Propels AI-powered Robot To Assist Astronauts In The Cosmos

In this image made from video the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon launches from Cape Canaveral Florida to the international space station Friday

Gallery: Final Block 4 Falcon 9 Launches CRS-15

Mr. Biniok said the concept of CIMON was inspired by a 1940s science fiction comic series set in space, where a sentient, brain-shaped robot named Professor Simon mentors an astronaut named Captain Future. The screen displays a simplified cartoon face which will be used to work together with humans on Bot ISS.

When Gerst calls to CIMON, the floating robot will acoustically sense where Gerst is calling from, orient itself that way, and zoom over.

CIMON was initially tested out on a parabolic flight - an airplane that flies a special trajectory to create brief moments of weightlessness, according to a report by The Verge.

CIMON will use a neural AI network to learn from astronauts. However, it will also show images or videos as needed.

Gerst can also ask the robot questions beyond the simple procedure at hand.

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"It was helpful to train it to recognize him so that it will come to him when he speaks".

"Falcon 9 powers the dragon's spectra on the Rocket International Space Station".

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NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel grab Dragon when it arrives using the space station's Canadarm2 robotic arm, NASA said. The rocket landed after landing on one of the drones of SpaceX, and the company was able to prepare the vehicle in two and a half months again.

"We have implemented this experiment in a very short time".

SpaceX's Jessica Jensen described the high-altitude plume to the Associated Press as it illuminated against the dark sky, as "the space jellyfish that's coming down after us".

CIMON's personality includes an understanding of language, linguistics, and space lingo on the ISS, IBM executives said.

The last SpaceX Block 4 Falcon 9 leaves the launch pad at Canaveral's SLC-40 at 5:42 a.m. EDT on June 29, 2018.

Weather is not expected to be an issue Friday with U.S. Air Force Weather officials predicting a near flawless forecast with 90 percent "go" conditions for the instant launch window.

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