Recently, space agencies are increasingly willing to send robots on board the ISS, which will be better than the astronauts perform complex tasks in standalone mode or with the help of operators located on Earth.
Such plans fully implemented successfully already the Russian Space Agency, the European Space Agency and the American Space Agency. The Russians sent home to the cosmic humanoid named FEDOR, robo-bees Americans and Europeans focused on spherical astrobocie called Cimon. Now with such favors you want to use the Japanese Space Agency.
As that with the implementation of new large space missions to the Moon, Venus and Mars, as well as plans to start mining the cosmic and human presence in space will become something natural and universal. Agents think therefore wyręczeniu astronauts in the toughest work of advanced robots.
The catch is that currently work, even the most advanced, there are still clumsy, find it difficult to perform the simplest of tasks rather quickly and it will not change, engineers view to developing projects robo-avatars, which will perfectly imitate the movements of the operators.
Recently announced the X-Prize competition for the first futuristic robo-human avatar PREMIUMLINKS. Teams of engineers that decide to participate in the contest and try to help in the realization of this incredible vision for the best concept can receive up to $ 10 million.
Foundation wants to work-avatars can be remotely controlled using the VR technology, at a distance of at least 100 kilometers and their operators are able to use them to pick up various items, carry heavy loads, feel the temperature is to see and hear everything that happens around the machine.
Currently, one of the pioneers in this topic Meltin is a Japanese company, which presented its robot avatar named MELTANT-α. In an extremely precise manner mimics the operator. Engineer interaction with the robot takes place in real time, with the help of controllers and VR goggles.
Man feels his own body all the movements of the robot, as well as the generated load. Presented on film you can see how incredibly precise movements can be realized with it. It’s all thanks to special polymer fibers, which are designed to mimic human tendons.
Robot avatar already in the form of surprises, let alone going to happen in a few years, when will be greatly improved. View of footage and imagine a future in which each of us will have your digital avatar and with his help we will be able to explore outer space without any restrictions.