CIMON the 3D Printed Voice Activated Assistant Aboard the ISS Plays Kraftwerk for Astronaut Alexander Gerst

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While demonstrating the ambitious features of the Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN (aka CIMON) aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the splendidly prolific and communicative ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst requested the smiling, 3D published, voice activated assistant to play his favourite tune. CIMON replied with “The Man Machine” via Kraftwerk.

Cimon weighs round 5kg and has a visual display unit at its centre. Its major goal is to strengthen and building up astronaut potency via showing and explaining knowledge had to perform clinical experiments and maintenance. Other packages come with cell images and videography and the talent to record experiments, seek for items and take care of a list. Cimon too can see, listen and perceive what it observes and is provided with an independent navigation device, permitting Alexander to factor voice instructions like you may to digital assistants like Alexa, Siri or Cortana on the flooring.

Straight out of a sci-fi film? Not but, however a a success first era demonstration of a @DLR_en experiment, designed to check what long term human-robot interplay may seem like in house. And #CIMON even performs @kraftwerk on command! https://t.co/e30iIzdO68 #Horizons

— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) November 30, 2018

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