Robots are going to do many tasks in space. NASA’s Astrobees are robotic bees that can free up time for astronauts to focus on more important things. These cube-shaped robots can fly around, turn on any axis, and manipulate things with their robotic arm.
The Astrobee comes with cameras and sensors to perceive its surroundings and avoid obstacles. It is battery powered and can operate in automated and 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