Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

SpaceX sends AI robot to space station

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Guillermo Lane | 02 July, 2018, 07:42

The spacecraft made a visit to the Space Station in 2016.

The robot should be able to guide Gerst through various science procedures, showing videos or pictures as needed.

"Falcon 9 powers the dragon's spectra on the Rocket International Space Station".

It launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday at 5:42 am (0942 GMT), along with some 5,900 pounds (2,700 kilograms) of gear packed aboard SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule.

NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel will use the space station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to capture Dragon when it arrives at the station on Monday, July 2. Gerst can also ask CIMON questions about those experiments on which he will work.

The spacecraft is taking around 2,600 kilograms of supplies to the worldwide space station; these include an AI robot named Cimon, cellular biology equipment for cancer therapy, a chemical garden, and other earth science objects.

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Using microphones, cameras, and a battery of other sensors, the AI will be used to help Gerst carry out experiments to explore how the crystallization of materials differs in space compared to Earth, an IBM spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. "We are very happy that CIMON will be the first artificial intelligence in space".

Once back on, voice recordings are activated again.

It will serve as a spare at the station.

Earlier this morning, the rocket blasted off carrying the robot as well as two sets of genetically identical female mice and super-strong coffee for the space station's caffeine-craving crew.

Also among the cargo is a project to measure water stress in plants on Earth and how sertain regions may respond to climate change.

SpaceX won't retrieve the booster for another flight because it is switching to a new model. After this flight, all future of SpaceX will be on the Falcon 9 launch block 5-the ultimate and most powerful upgrade of the rocket which makes the land and even easier to reuse. The next-generation boosters feature improved reusability features and can be flown at least 10 times with minimal refurbishment and possibly up to 100 times with moderate work, according to CEO Elon Musk. It has stronger landing legs, better landing control and is completely reusable.

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