In September at the Cosmonaut Training Center Yuri Gagarin performed experimental studies of advanced anthropomorphic robot SAR-401, developed by NPO "android technology" and its interactive virtual three-dimensional model.
The purpose of the work performed by order of the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering is the study of the possibility of the on-board flight operations using the robot remotely controlled by a human operator in the so-called a copying mode. The principle of control a humanoid robot in a copying mode is based on the repetition of their movements of the human operator, which are set by a special costume that is worn on the person, and transmitted to the robot via a special hardware-software interface. As a result of such management has perspectives of operations in space (or depressurized compartment) astronaut, located in a sealed compartment of the station, or the operator of the Mission Control Center. To achieve such capabilities, it is necessary to create a robot to adapt its characteristics under performed their flight operations.
To reduce the cost of building a robot designed for experimental development of its virtual
interactive three-dimensional model. You can use it to work out flight operations without the use of a robot and set reasonable performance requirements generated by the robot. With this purpose, and intervention studies anthropomorphic robot SAR-401 and its interactive virtual three-dimensional model.
In experimental studies, participated astronautsMikhail Tyurin, Oleg Skripochka, Anton Shkaplerov, Oleg Novitsky, as well as specialists Cosmonaut Training Center, TsNIIMash, NGO "android technology," Research Institute for System Studies of RAS.