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    According to a deputy chief of the space agency Roscosmos, Russian scientists plan to test their first humanoid robot capable of performing outer space missions at the International Space Station (ISS) in four years.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian scientists plan to test their first humanoid robot capable of performing outer space missions at the International Space Station (ISS) in four years, a deputy chief of the space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.

    "One of our main goals at the ISS is developing technologies and preparing for deep space flights. In 2020, we plan to start flight tests of a space robot designed to assist cosmonauts and astronauts on their spacewalks," Sergei Savelyev told reporters.

    A human-like robot can take on dangerous missions by being remotely-controlled by an operator inside the ISS.


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