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India will be launching a humanoid robot called Vyom Mitra into space before sending its first crewed mission to space in late 2021.India’s Humanoid Robot Vyom Mitra will be sent into space this year and the robot’s name is a combination of Sanskrit words for “space” and “friend”. The Indian Space Research Organization modeled it after a human woman, but she does not have any legs.

India’s Humanoid Robot Vyom Mitra Geek Impulse
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The robot told reporters it has the ability to operate switch panels, talk to astronauts, and monitor a spacecraft’s environment and life support. The robot’s primary purpose is to allow ISRO to test how the space flight would affect the human body before the agency sends astronauts into space on the Gaganyaan Craft. The robot will be simulating the exact human functions in space. It will determine whether the system they have put into place will work correctly.  This robot will be a huge help in saving many astronauts lives on their dangerous mission to space.

It is important to remember that when it comes to the challenges of space flight, robots like India’s Humanoid Robot Vyom Mitra are better equipped to handle the stresses associated with leaving the Earth’s atmosphere than human bodies.

In the run-up to the first Human Space Mission by India at @isro … ‘Vyommitra’, the humanoid for #Gaganyaan unveiled. This prototype of humanoid will go as trial before Gaganyaan goes with Astronauts. #ISRO pic.twitter.com/pnzklgSfqu— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) January 22, 2020

“It’s called a half humanoid because it doesn’t have legs,” ISRO scientist Sam Dayal told India Today. “It can only bend sidewards and forward. It will carry out certain experiments and will always remain in touch with the ISRO command center.”

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