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Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISSAn unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia’s first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit successfully docked at the International Space Station on Tuesday, following a failed attempt over the weekend, Moscow’s space agency said. The lifesize robot called Fedor copies human movements and can help astronauts carry out tasks remotely. “Contact confirmed, capture confirmed,” a NASA commentator announced, while a statement on the website of Russian space agency Roscosmos also said the Soyuz MS-14 craft had managed to dock.



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Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space stationA Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russia’s first humanoid robot on Saturday failed to dock automatically with the international space station, Moscow news agencies reported. Live broadcast of the event on the Russian space agency Roscosmos was interrupted with the Soyuz spacecraft about 100 metres (109 yards) off the ISS. The life-size robot, named Fedor, was to spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts in the space station.



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Earth to FEDOR: Russia launches humanoid robot into space

Earth to FEDOR: Russia launches humanoid robot into spaceA Russian humanoid robot was making its way on Thursday to the International Space Station after blasting off on a two-week mission to support the crew and test his skills. Known as FEDOR, which stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the Skybot F-850 is the first humanoid robot to be sent to space by Russia. NASA sent humanoid robot Robonaut 2 to space in 2011 to work in hazardous environments.



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Playing god: Japan temple puts faith in robot priest

Playing god: Japan temple puts faith in robot priestThe android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, and its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day acquire unlimited wisdom. “This robot will never die, it will just keep updating itself and evolving,” priest Tensho Goto told AFP. It’s changing Buddhism,” added Goto.



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Photographed: The U.S. Air Force’s Secretive Robot X-37B Space Shuttle

Photographed: The U.S. Air Force’s Secretive Robot X-37B Space ShuttleA Dutch skywatcher achieved a rare feat in late June and early July 2019. Using a 10-inch-diameter telescope fitted with a camera, Ralf Vandebergh photographed the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane in mid-mission 210 miles over Earth’s surface."We can recognize a bit of the nose, payload bay and tail of this mini-shuttle, with even a sign of some smaller detail," Vandebergh told Space.com.Vandebergh had been hunting for the robotic spacecraft for months and finally managed to track it down in May 2019, according to Space.com reporter Leonard David. But it took a few more weeks to actually photograph the roughly 29-feet-long robotic shuttle."When I tried to observe it again [in] mid-June, it didn't meet the predicted time and path," Vandebergh told David. "It turned out to have maneuvered to another orbit. Thanks to the amateur satellite observers' network, it was rapidly found in orbit again, and I was able to take some images on June 30 and July 2, [2019]."Boeing built at least two X-37Bs for the Air Force in the mid-2000s reportedly at a cost of around a billion dollars apiece. While it looks like a miniature version of NASA’s Space Shuttle, which retired from service in 2011, the X-37B essentially is a small, reusable and maneuverable satellite with a shorter per-mission endurance compared to single-use satellites.The Air Force describes the X-37B as an “orbital test vehicle,” or OTV.The X-37B blasted off for its first mission on a United Launch Alliance Atlas rocket in April 2010. Where many satellites can function for up to a decade in orbit, the X-37B’s longest mission as of early 2018 was its fourth, beginning in May 2015. It lasted 717 days.



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Here Come the Robot Submarines: Meet Boeing's 4 Huge Robotic Subs

Here Come the Robot Submarines: Meet Boeing's 4 Huge Robotic SubsWhat can they do?



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Dozens of Amazon employees taken to hospital after robot unleashes bear spray

Dozens of Amazon employees taken to hospital after robot unleashes bear sprayDozens of Amazon workers have been taken to hospital after a robot tore a can of bear repellent spray, discharging fumes inside a warehouse. Employees at Amazon’s Robbinsville Township warehouse reported trouble breathing and burning sensations in their eyes and throats, a spokesperson for the township told CNN. First responders arrived at the facility on Wednesday after receiving a 911 call saying 54 workers were experiencing symptoms.



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NASA sees its stalled Martian robot, but still no signals

NASA sees its stalled Martian robot, but still no signalsScientists can now see their probe that was lost in a Martian dust storm more than 100 days ago — but the vintage robot hasn’t shown any signs of life.



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Elon Musk Admits His Robot Problem Caused 'Production Hell'

Elon Musk Admits His Robot Problem Caused 'Production Hell'Humans were the answer all along.



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China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship

China planning to send robot sub to sunken shipBEIJING (AP) — China is preparing to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died, the Transport Ministry said Wednesday.



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