The half-humanoid will reenact human capacities before genuine astronauts take off.
VYOM MITRA is the first woman human robot that ISRO will send to space before finally sending humans in 2021. She is half humanoid. Her body stops at the torso and she has no legs. If we talk about her functions, she can mimic the activities of astronauts, respond to them and even answer their queries.
In the run up to the first Human Space Mission by India at @isro ... 'Vyommitra', the humanoid for #Gaganyaan unveiled. This prototype of humanoid will go as trial before Gaganyaan goes with Astronauts. #ISRO pic.twitter.com/pnzklgSfqu— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) January 22, 2020
According to the sources, ISRO will undertake two unmanned
missions in December 2020 and June 2021. These missions will take place ahead
of India's maiden human flight to space “Gaganyaan” in December 2021. Gaganyaan
is India’s first manned space mission which aims at sending astronauts to the
lower orbit of the earth. The spacecraft will have a capsule with a sufficient
inventory of oxygen and other essential materials for the astronauts.
Four Indian Air Force pilots have already been shortlisted for the Gaganyaan mission and they will receive training in Russia and India. The robot was unveiled at the inaugural session of the "Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends" seminar.