Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space

  1. Russia has sent its first life sized Humanoid robot known as Fedor into the International Space Station(ISS).
  2. Fedor stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research (Skybot F-850).It is the first humanoid robot to be sent to space by Russia.
  3. Fedor is the size of an adult and can emulate movements of the human body.The main purpose of robot is to be used in operations that are especially dangerous for humans on board spacecraft and in outer space.
  4. However,it is not the first robot to visit the ISS.The US had sent a robot into space in 2011 with the aim of working in high-risk environments.It was flown back to Earth after suffering technical problems.Further,Japan had also sent a robot to the ISS in 2013.
  5. The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station or a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit.The ISS programme is a joint project among five participating space agencies namely NASA(USA), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA(Japan), ESA (European Union) and CSA(Canada).