Robots are going to do many things for us in the future. NASA is planning to use Astrobee robots in space. These are cube-shaped robots that fly around and assist with basic tasks to free up time for astronauts.
These robots can help with carrying out experiments and testing new technologies. Astrobees are propelled by fans and can move in any direction. Each robot has camera and sensors to avoid obstacles inside the space station. These robotic bees can work in fully automated or RC mode.
Our @Space_Station crew is gaining 3 robotic helpers — Astrobees! 🐝 These cube-shaped robots will stay busy, flying around the orbital lab assisting basic tasks & allowing our astronauts more time for science. But how will they do it? See for yourself: https://t.co/ghyiMwrWZ8 pic.twitter.com/qwwk5wljeH
— NASA (@NASA) April 3, 2019
Pretty neat, don’t you think? More info is available here.