Friday, 21 September, 2018

Flying brain blasts off on cargo ship toward space station

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Frank Williams | 01 July, 2018, 22:19

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket.

Next year, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano will be Cimon's orbital master.

"CIMON is created to support astronauts in performing routine work, for example, by displaying procedures or - thanks to its "neural" AI network and its ability to learn - offering solutions to problems", Airbus explained in a news release.

A floating, ball-shaped, artificial intelligence robot, specially trained to follow around a German astronaut at the International Space Station, is scheduled to blast off Friday on its ground-breaking mission.

"Dragon confirmed in good orbit", SpaceX tweeted about eight minutes after the launch, following completion of the second-stage engine burn.

The robot, called "Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (CIMON)", will explore the use of AI as a way to mitigate crew stress and workload during long-term space flights.

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

Indian police find 11 bodies in village house in mysterious circumstances
Special police teams swung into action and scanning CCTV footage available to ascertain whether any outsider committed the crime. The incident came to light when a neighbour went to the house to call the family head with whom he go for morning walk.

A video provided by IBM shows CIMON conversing with Matthias Biniok, who led the development of the the space robot's AI.

"It was helpful to train it to recognize him so that it will come to him when he speaks".

Gerst can also ask the robot questions beyond the simple procedure at hand.

ECOSTRESS will use a space-based measurement of plant change and response to water access to provide potential approaches to agricultural water management.

"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".

SpaceX launched Friday a spacecraft that contains equipment NASA intends to aid activities onboard the International Space Station, including research on artificial intelligence, cellular biology and Earth science.

Another experiment aims to help scientists learn how cells that line blood vessels grow in space in order to inform a novel cancer treatment.

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