News: The Indian Space Research Organisation has unveiled a human-robot, named Vyommitra, that will be sent to space as part of the Gaganyaan mission.
About Gaganyaan Mission
- Gaganyaan is India’s first Human Space Flight Programme to be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by 2022.
- Vyommitra is a half-humanoid who can mimic human actions
- Prior to the Gaganyaan mission, the Vyommitra will go on unmanned journeys for testing
Other Robots in Space
- Fedor (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research): Russia
- Robonaut 2: NASA, USA
- Kirobo: Japan