SpaceX Propels AI-powered Robot To Assist Astronauts In The Cosmos

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The flight got underway at 5:42 a.m. EDT (09:42 GMT) with the CRS-15 Dragon spacecraft perched atop the approximately 230-foot (70-meter) tall F9. If, for instance, an astronauts uses the word "Afirm", short for affirmative instead of yes, CIMON is trained to understand that.

Cimon has Gerst's face and voice imprinted in its memory.

Interaction between astronauts on the Horizons mission aboard the ISS will be used by Airbus and IBM to continue to improve how CIMON operates and assists humans in space.

About 10 minutes into the flight, SpaceX confirmed that the Dragon had successfully deployed from the rocket's second stage and was in a "good orbit".

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It has been described as a "flying brain" by Manfred Jaumann, head of microgravity payloads at Airbus.

The pilot study with Cimon is a technology demonstration project, and an observational study, that aims to obtain the first insights into the effects on crew support by AI, in terms of efficiency and acceptance during long-term missions in space.

A SpaceX rocket that flew just two months ago with a Nasa satellite has roared back into action, launching the first orbiting robot with artificial intelligence and other station supplies.

"It will come to him when he speaks". Already savvy about Gerst's science experiments, the self-propelling Cimon will float at the astronaut's side and help, when asked, with research procedures.

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"It will reach the space station Monday, 2 July with NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, backed up by fellow NASA astronaut Drew Feustel, [who] will supervise the operation of the Canadarm2 robotic arm for Dragon's capture while NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor monitors the spacecraft's systems".

On Friday sunrise, SpaceX will blastoff its 15th cargo mission to NASA on the International Space Station, which directs supplies of roughly 6,000 pounds above its Falcon 9 rocket.

JPL's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) will provide a new space-based measurement of how plants respond to changes in water availability.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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