Russian FEDOR drives an UAZ and squeezes
Russian FEDOR drives an UAZ and squeezes

Russian FEDOR drives an UAZ and squeezes

Russian FEDOR drives an UAZ and squeezes For work in space and on future space objects, you definitely need robots – you don’t need to feed them food that is familiar to living creatures, just provide electricity, there is no psychological pressure, atrophy of muscle tissue, leaching of calcium from bones, sleep disturbance (in orbit, you can observe the Sun 16 times per earthly day) and other misfortunes they do not face. Our country understands this and, as it turned out, is conducting productive work on Fedor. The abbreviation FEDOR stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, and in Russian it sounds like “The Final Experimental Demonstration Object of Research.” The future assistant cosmonaut has already been taught to move, push up, crawl, say hello, pull iron, drill walls and drive a UAZ SUV in a straight line trajectories. Fedor knows how to independently perform assigned tasks, and serve as an avatar that accurately repeats the actions of the operator. It is expected that the robot will be ready for flight tests by 2021, but I would like to believe that Fedor by that time will be able to fully take the place of a member of the space crew.

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