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ISRO’s humanoid Vyom Mitra’s skills to get a lift-off

  • Published
    7th Oct, 2022
Context
  • Vyommitra’, the humanoid designed and developed by the ISRO has been successfully integrated with a computer ‘brain’ which enables it to ‘read’ control panels aboard and communicate with the ISRO ground stations.
About

About Vyom Mitra:

  • The humanoid has been developed by the ISRO Inertial Systems Unit, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Vyom Mitra is a half-humanoid and her body stops at the torso and has no legs.
  • The humanoid will simulate the human functions required for space before real astronauts take off.
  • She has been designed to resemble a human with facial expressions and speech and sight
  • Vyommitra is also set to get a digital twin. The ‘twin’ will undergo computer simulations where the control systems are tested for microgravity conditions.


Capabilities:

  • The humanoid can detect and give out warnings if the environment changes within the cabin.
  • She is capable of switching panel operations, performing Environment Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) functions, having conversations with the astronauts, recognizing them, and solving their queries.
  • The AI-enabled robot can withstand vibrations and shock during the flight.

Role of Vyom Mitra:

  • Vyommitra will fly aboard the first unmanned test flight ahead of the crewed Gaganyaan flight expected in 2024.
  • It will simulate the exact human functions in space.
  • It will check whether the systems are working right.
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