Robots are going to play even more important roles in space in the future. As DLRRMC’s latest video shows, they can be used to assist astronauts. During the METERON SUPVIS Justin Experiment, Rollin’ Justin was commanded to service a simulated Martian solar farm. A tablet computer allowed the crew to supervise the robot.
As the company explains, the robot was easy to get uup to speed with for astronauts:
Rollin’ Justin is capable of a wide variety of tasks, like to connect a data interface probe to the solar panels, inspect the system status, or perform updates. The intuitive user interface inspired Nespoli to train two more NASA Astronauts in flight. Jack Fisher was able to get up to speed with the system in a few minutes. With our scheduled crew time running out, Randy Bresnik still successfully performed an additional maintenance task.
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