‘Vyommitra’, the humanoid for Gaganyaan

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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.

Facts:

About Gaganyaan Mission

  •  Gaganyaan is India‚Äôs first Human Space Flight Programme to be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by 2022.

About Vyommitra

  • Vyommitra is a half-humanoid who can mimic human actions
  • Prior to the Gaganyaan mission, the Vyommitra will go on unmanned journeys for testing

Additional Information:

Other Robots in Space

  1.  Fedor (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research): Russia
  2.  Robonaut 2: NASA, USA
  3.  Kirobo: Japan