Vyom Mitra

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    • Recently, the humanoid “Vyommitra” was designed and developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

    About Vyommitra

    • Meaning 
      • It is the ‘female’ AI-enabled robot astronaut. It is a half-humanoid lacking lower limbs.
    • Characteristics
      • It has been designed to resemble a human with facial expressions and speech and sight capabilities.  
    • Development
      • IISU was responsible for the design, development, and integration of the robot, while ISRO centre Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at Thumba developed its fingers.

    Significance

    • To fly aboard unmanned test missions ahead of the Gaganyaan human space-flight mission.
    • ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU) has successfully integrated it with a computer ‘brain’ which enables it to ‘read’ control panels aboard the unmanned test flights and communicate with the ISRO ground stations. 

    Source: TH