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The pre-flight ground test of Vyommitra, the humanoid designed and developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to fly on the Gaganyaan mission, began on 7 October.
The humanoid 'Vyommitra' is currently undergoing pre-flight ground testing at ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU).
IISU is responsible for the design and development of inertial systems for ISRO's launch vehicle and spacecraft programmes.
It is an AI-based robotic system developed at a robotics lab at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram.
It is a combination of two Sanskrit words Vyoma (space) and Mitra (friend), which will be sent on the first unmanned Gaganyaan flight.
Humanoid will simulate the human tasks required of space before real astronauts can take off.
It is designed in a human-like shape.
Vyomitra, designed to speak in Hindi and English, can act as a companion to the astronauts, interact with them and answer their questions.
It will accurately simulate human actions in space and check whether the systems are working properly.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
It was set up on 15 August 1969
It is India's national space agency.
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