Earlier this year, a free-floating robotic face named Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (CIMON) was sent to the ISS to assist the crew members.
CIMON is actually a 3D-printed robot face stuffed with IBM Watson artificial intelligence.
AI robot to join astronauts in space
In a video released on Friday by the European Space Agency ESA) showed CIMON initially politely responding to ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst's commands. The robot then indulges in small talk with Gerst. Gerst asks CIMON to play his favorite song, but after he asks to stop playing, the robot acts a bit restlessly and asks him to stop himself.
Video Courtesy: European Space Agency
However, the astronauts are up there. The $ 6 million, basketball-sized robot has shown some exceptional tricks and has beneficially assisted its crew members.
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