To the International space station aboard a Falcon rocket, launched on 29 June, I flew an experimental robot with an animated cartoon face.
About it writes BBC.
Work called Simon, English – Cimon, which stands for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, that is, the mobile interactive companion to the crew.
The robot will instruct the astronauts, helping them to carry out scientific experiments. He will be able to respond to voice requests.
On Earth Simon weighs 5 kg. In the body of Simon the built-in microphones and cameras.
Simon commissioned by the German space Agency developed the Airbus and IBM.
Assistant astronaut Simon
What is the ISS?It’s a space station orbiting the Earth, created for scientific research in space. ISS was a joint project between NASA and Roscosmos. To execute various works periodically astronauts carry out spacewalks. As of may 2017 on account of the members of the ISS 200 astronauts in space, for a total duration of 1247 hours and 55 minutes.