俄罗斯TASS社2019年7月22日报道，7月21日，俄罗斯联邦航天集团（Roscosos）负责人透露，将于今年8月22日把“费奥多尔”（FEDOR）机器人送入国际空间站，在太空轨道前哨站停留一周半时间，该机器人被命名为“ Skybot F-850”。该局表示，作为地球卫星载人飞行任务的一个方面，未来将把人型机器人送入月球，为此将着手以下准备工作：首先将人型机器人送入太空，等到把各种风险及应对方案研究清楚之后，再把人送入太空。
Russia’s FEDOR robot to spend 1.5 weeks in space – Roscosmos
BAIKONUR /Kazakhstan/, July 21. /TASS/. Russia’s FEDOR humanoid robot, which is to depart to the International Space Station (ISS) on August 22, will spend a week and a half aboard the orbital outpost, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on Sunday.
“He will spend about a week and a half aboard the station,” Rogozin said at the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
According to the Russian space official, the robot was named Skybot F-850.
Rogozin said that in future, a humanoid robot will be send to the moon as part of preparations for a manned mission to the Earth’s natural satellite.
“We will have a preparatory stage on that matter – first, we will send a humanoid robot there, and only after that we will send humans, after we study all the risks and learn to cope with them,” he said.
The FEDOR android robot was created by Android Technics and the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (FPI) under a technical assignment from Russia’s Emergencies’ Ministry. The robot’s demonstration model under the Rescuer project was made in 2016. Originally, the robot was known under the notional name of Avatar but it was later dubbed FEDOR, which stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research.
On April 11, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said FEDOR was handed over to Roscosmos and Energia Rocket and Space Corporation to study the possibility of its use in Russia’s space programs.