An observational pilot study with the Crew Interactive MObile companioN (CIMON), aims to get first insights into the effects of crew support by an artificial intelligence (AI) in terms of efficiency and acceptance during long-term missions in space. Super-caffeinated coffee is also flying up for the space station's java-craving crew.
The name CIMON (pronounced "Simon") is derived from the character Professor Simon from Captain Future, a science fiction comic book in the 1940s and '50s made into a Japanese cartoon in the 1970s that was translated into German. No mutinous takeovers like HAL from the 1968 film classic "2001: A Space Odyssey".
"CIMON is created to support astronauts in performing routine work, for example by displaying procedures or - thanks to its "neural" AI network and its ability to learn - offering solutions to problems", Airbus explained in a news release.
Fans react to blistering start in Croatia v Denmark
Denmark , which is set to take on Croatia Sunday, suffered its last defeat against Montenegro in 2016 in the World Cup qualifiers. When Ivan Rakitić calmly buried the decisive penalty , the fans in Croatia immediately ignited flares to start one insane party.
When Gerst calls to CIMON, the floating robot will acoustically sense where Gerst is calling from, orient itself that way, and zoom over. The robot is a "mobile and autonomous assistance system" meant to help astronauts out with their day-to-day tasks. And CIMON has trained some time on Earth with German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is already on the ISS board.
The metal and plastic intelligent robot, built using 3D printing, works together with people as a team, and allows astronauts to communicate hands-free via voice commands.
To be honest, we find it more exciting than scary and we're sure the astronauts on board the space station will find his company interesting and useful.
Cimon smiles when it senses the conversation is upbeat and frowns when it's sad.
CIMON will be powered by more than a dozen propellers to help it jet around and avoid bumping into things inside the Columbus module of the space lab. Because it's perfectly round - a little bigger than a basketball - it's also safer, with no sharp edges that could damage space station equipment or poke astronauts. "It then will deploy its solar arrays and begin a carefully choreographed series of thruster firings to reach the space station", NASA said.
Mexico , who lost 3-0 to Sweden , go through in second place, while the Swedes took top spot in an incredible Group F. The changes made for a balanced team that was relieved to pull out the win against Sweden .
The two spent some quality time in India recently where Nick got the opportunity to meet Priyanka's close friends and family. If reports are to be believed, Priyanka might exchange rings with Jonas by the end of July or in the first week of August.
Another commuter, Micheal Simon, whose auto was razed, said: "I am happy I didn't die while trying to escape from the scene". The statement added that the state government was clearing damaged vehicles from the road.
The NES Classic was built exactly after the 1985-released family computer, except that it sports a more compact design. Now it's back in stock at a handful of stores, but you will have to hurry-just as before, it is selling out fast.
A view shows a damaged house in the Laja area in northeastern Deraa province, Syria in this handout released on June 25, 2018. Jordan has said it could not absorb a new wave of refugees and its border with Syria would remain closed.
Meanwhile, Akash's sister Isha and Shloka's sister Diya too opted for attires from the designer duo's Bespoke Bridal range. The "saas" of the bride-to-be took our breath away with her elegant moves on Shubhaarambh from the film Kai Po Che. .
The 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers are seen as the favorites to sign James on the NBA's free-agent market. While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him.
Speaking with Eurogamer at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, Amy Hennig revealed she had left the company back in January. We have so much respect for her and the creative spirit she brought to the teams and projects she worked on at EA.
With Fortnite's fifth season just around the corner , players are no doubt eagerly anticipating news on what form it might take. MrPopoTFS on Reddit (a developer at the game) has clarified when we can see an update for Playground mode hit.
North Korea steps up production of fuel for nuclear weapons
Bartiromo asked him about the historic summit with Kim in Singapore just weeks ago, saying North Korea should be telling the U.S. Trump had showered Kim with praises, calling him a "very talented man", and made security concessions in return for very little.
Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court
Jerry Johnson , president of National Religious Broadcasters, joined many in noting the importance of Kennedy's replacement. But fast forward just months later in January 2017, following Trump's presidential win, and McConnell had a change of tone.
Massive outage hitting Comcast
Comcast and Xfinity users may need to find something else to do Friday after a massive outage affected users' cable and internet. Comcast provided a statement to CNBC confirming a "nationwide outage impacting some of our internet, video and voice customers".
Uruguay vs. Portugal preview, players to watch, key stats
Back in 2006, they defeated Netherlands 1-0 in the so-called "Battle of Nuremberg" to progress to the World Cup quarterfinals. However, they have lost their last three games in the World Cup knockout stages (1 goal scored, 5 conceded).
Instagram now lets you add a soundtrack to your Stories
Instagram has also used this announcement to brag about the fact that Stories have reached 400 million daily active users. From there you can search for a song , select the part you want, and record a video as the song plays in the background.