by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 16, 2016
Russia is developing a remote controlled robot to carry out tasks at Russia's planned national space station, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Saturday.
"A combat robot may be used not only on the battlefield but also in space. The work on the creation of a remote controlled robot that would be one of the crew members at the future Russian national orbital station, has been assigned," Rogozin said.
Such a robot will be able to carry out spacewalk without a space suit and to conduct complex operations on board a spacecraft under control of a cosmonaut, the deputy prime minister added.
Earlier in the day, the Russian scientists demonstrated two prototypes of anthropomorphic platforms for carrying out complicated tasks in copying, supervisory control and autonomous modes as well as for processing systems of dynamic equilibrium, dynamic step and complex coordination by an operator.
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Russia is a world leader where it comes to designing all kinds of space innovations. Including the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument mounted on the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover.
It is a pulsed sealed-tube neutron source and detector used to measure hydrogen or ice and water at or near the Martian surface.
The Americans spent around $2 billion on their 2011 mission to the Red Planet, and they made ample use of Russian innovations to make the whole project happening.
The study of the chemical composition of the Martian surface is a key item of the planet's exploration, especially including the search for water.
Since 2001 this study has been performed by the Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS), which includes DAN's predecessor - the Russian-made High Energy Neutron Detector (HEND) for detection of high-energy neutrons.
Russian-designed space exploration instruments are widely used by NASA in its study of the Moon and its glaciers.
As a Russian crew is now preparing for a planned landing on the lunar surface in 2018, scientists are certain that by using their instruments the cosmonauts will make a wealth of discoveries to facilitate Man's exploration of the Universe for years to come.
Source: Sputnik News
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