As NASA’s free-flying robotic system and research platform, Astrobee has three cubed-shaped robots, software, and a docking station for recharging that helps astronauts with routine tasks like inventory, recording experiments, and moving cargo around the station.
In the video, the astronaut is inside Kibo and sets up these robots for an experiment. As Japan’s contribution to the international space station, the Kibo Laboratory Module is used for scientific research.
- The robots are propelled by electric fans to allow them to fly freely through the microgravity environment of the space station.
- Cameras and sensors provide vision and perception.
- The robots carry an arm for grasping and holding objects
Can be controlled remotely or autonomously.
Watch a short video of this below:
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