Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space

Russia launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot named Fedor, (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research). It is a silvery anthropomorphic robot stands 1.80 metres (5 foot 11 inches) tall and weighs 160 kilogrammes (353 pounds).

Fedor will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. It blasted off in a Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Main 2019:

  • President of Russia: Vladimir Putin; Capital of Russia: Moscow.
  • Currency of Russia: Russian ruble; PM of Russia: Dmitry Medvedev. 

Source: The Hindu

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