ROBOT: A Droid for ISS

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 13:44:16 MDT

Inspired by science fiction classics, NASA scientists are building a talking,
thinking and flying robot to help astronauts with their chores in space.
It looks like something straight out of a Star Wars movie. And to hear it
described -- a self-propelled, floating, talking, computerized personal
assistant with artificial intelligence -- you might suspect it really is a
"droid" from a science fiction film.

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