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Russian Humanoid Robot Fedor 'Complains' About Cosmonaut ‘Threatening’ Him During Repair Work

3 Sep 2019, 09:09 UTC
Russian Humanoid Robot Fedor 'Complains' About Cosmonaut ‘Threatening’ Him During Repair Work
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The humanoid robot’s trip to the International Space Station got off to a rocky start last week after the first attempt to dock at the station failed. A second attempt to dock proved successful on Tuesday, and the robot was able to board the Russian segment of the station.Russia’s Skybot F-850, aka FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) has taken to its official Twitter to complain about cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin’s rough treatment of him, accusing the cosmonaut of threatening to use a hammer and spanner to get him to turn on.“Today, during the startup of my operating system, cosmonaut Alexei Nikolayevich Ovchinin suggested using a hammer and a spanner. I had to initiate autostart procedure to avoid any further problems in the dialogue with Alexei Nikolayevich,” FEDOR’s account wrote, attaching an image of Ovechkin and the robot inside the ISS.Earlier, a frustrated Ovchinin joked with engineers at the Mission Control Center outside Moscow about hitting the robot with a hammer after efforts to turn the robot on proved troublesome.Later, FEDOR’s account posted another tweet, saying he was now fully operational and getting along with Ovchinin, having begun training with him on operations simulating cable repairs to the outside of the ...

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