What Are the Different Types of Space Robots?
A space robot is a general-purpose intelligent mechanical system operating on a spacecraft or space station. The space robot has a robot arm and a computer, which can realize functions such as perception, reasoning, and decision-making. It can complete various tasks like humans in a previously unknown space environment. Simple robots with only operational functions and no intelligence are generally called manipulators.
Space Robot Development Trend
- NASA's humanoid RobonautR2A
Space robot applications
- Robots have been used in medical, entertainment, defense, public safety, and space exploration fields and are becoming more advanced. Some robots are fully autonomous, others require human input commands.
- On February 24, 2011, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA's humanoid robot RobonautR2A waved to his companion RobonautR2B and said "goodbye". R2B took the space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.