New Russian space robot being developed outside Moscow

New Russian space robot being developed outside MoscowAndroid Technics, a Moscow-based robotics systems developer, is creating a new robot for space exploration purposes; tests are scheduled for late September.

Android Technics, a Moscow-based robotics systems developer, is creating a new robot for space exploration purposes, designated SAR-401. Tests are schedules for late September in the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center some 30km north of Moscow, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports citing Vladislav Sychkov, the executive director of Android Technics. ?We have completed R&D for the development of the robot?s new key assembly unit, which is a ?shoulder? with three degrees of freedom. We?re also working on a new pickup and gripping system. All this is expected to result in the creation of a prototype of a multifunctional space robot,? Mr. Sychkov said. He explained that since there?s no need to use ?legs? to move in space, their model consists of a ?torso,? two manipulator ?arms??the key component of the robot?and a ?head? module...