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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2018 9:09 p.m. PST

….Bot Is Actually Pretty Cool.

"Introducing CIMON, a floating, basketball-sized robot that will serve as a companion and assistant to crew members aboard the International Space Station. Infused with artificial intelligence, the floating bot is reminiscent of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, but far less evil. We hope.

Earlier today, SpaceX successfully launched a recycled Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying around 6,000 pounds of cargo to the ISS. In addition to delivering genetically identical mice, super-caffeinated coffee, and other supplies, the CRS-15 Dragon capsule contains CIMON, the first interactive flight companion to take part in an ISS mission…"


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Oberlindes Sol LIC30 Jun 2018 10:51 p.m. PST

What could possibly go wrong?

Ironsides01 Jul 2018 1:25 p.m. PST

Let me in CIMON.

Legion 401 Jul 2018 1:31 p.m. PST

I wonder[hope] they programed in "The 3 Laws" ?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2018 1:58 p.m. PST



Zephyr101 Jul 2018 1:59 p.m. PST

"What could possibly go wrong?"

The programming could short out, causing the thrusters to go to full power, then it would bounce uncontrollably around the inside like a pinball before ignominously exploding in the space toilet… :-o

Covert Walrus Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2018 4:45 p.m. PST

Zephyr, that's not unlikely. Are you involved with OSHA? :)

Rogues102 Jul 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

If someone onboard is named Dave, we could all be seeing some real interesting events in the sky…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2018 10:02 a.m. PST



Oberlindes Sol LIC02 Jul 2018 10:45 p.m. PST

"I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission."

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