ISOBOT HUMANOID REPAIRS TELESCOPE
|A Humanoid Isobot is the first space walking telescope repairing robot astronomer|
THE FIRST SPACE-WALKING iSOBOT ASTRONOMER
Welcome to the 1ST Isobot Space Telescope Repairing Robot! Robots repairing telescopes in space is now commonplace. In this exampling experiment, a Meade refracting telescope and one iSobot humanoid robot were paired together for a kind of exampling telescope repairing space walk. In the example, the humanoid works with the ocular setting.
The first repair occurred on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 on the night of the 97% waxing gibbous Moon.. Brave little i-SOBOT robot is seen space-walking along the main tube optics array of the this Micro Space Telescope to make adjustments to the ocular section. A mechanical camera clamp allows i-SOBOT to have foot-holds during work, as he removes the ocular assembly from the eyepiece holder. This is the first humanoid astronomer to space walk along the tube of a space telescope to initiate an autonomous repair. Humanoid robots are very useful in space, generally requiring no oxygen or respiration equipment and they can work in a wider range of temperatures.
Records set during the event
1) First humanoid astronomer
2) Smallest humanoid astronomer
3) First humanoid telescope repair
4) First humanoid space walk along a telescope
5) First humanoid scientist to adjust a telescope ocular
6) First humanoid programs created to accomplish 1 through 5