Remember Sophia, the creepy looking humanoid robot who wanted to kill humans? Well, it looks like she has a new friend as ISRO has unveiled a prototype humanoid named âVyommitraâ which will go as a trial before the Gaganyaan goes with astronauts. Well, at least this new one hasn't made any threats to humans. Yet.
Yes, I know this is some scientific breakthrough and stuff, but, just like Sophia, this one also looks quite creepy, just see for yourself.
Humanoid for Gaganyaan unveiled. This is the prototype humanoid which will go as trial before #gaganyaan goes with astronauts. This humanoid speaks too and is named Vyom Mitra . pic.twitter.com/TKX6pbLyrbâ Prasar Bharati News Services (@PBNS_India) January 22, 2020
Robots, in general, are quite unsettling, I can't help it.
Okay, coming back to ISRO, while talking to TOI last year, Chairman K Sivan said, "The humanoid is almost ready. We want to make sure that this mission serves a purpose displaying our ability to send humans and bring them back safely."
He added, "Our robot will be like a human, and be able to do whatever a man can do, although not as extensively as humans. We want to show that even the first flight will not go empty and also ensure that we utilise the opportunity in a maximum way. We have our own humanoid model that will be used."
Well, now here it is!
And, it's obviously getting trolled already, because it's Twitter and that's just how things work.
Severely malnourished...â Prattush (@ekl4vya) January 22, 2020
So this humanoid is Bengali, Mitra . https://t.co/7dpv4tte4Pâ Arunudoy à¦à¦à§à¦à¦¾à¦à¦¾à¦°à§à¦¯ (@ArunudoyB) January 22, 2020
So the 1st "official" humanoid in space will b a female that too from India. https://t.co/wfnv6FOXbRâ I.N.A. 99th Brigade (@INA99thBrigade) January 22, 2020
Way to go!
First glimpse of 'Vyommitra', the humanoid for #Gaganyaan unveiled.@isro's half humanoid 'Vyommitra' to be placed in the first unmanned mission under #Gaganyaan to simulate most of the human body functions
Way to go @isro !pic.twitter.com/VT2KKYuEKv
Vyom (à¤µà¥à¤¯à¥à¤®) derived from Sanskrit vyoman (à¤µà¥à¤¯à¥à¤®à¤¨), meaning atmosphere (sky, wind or air), welfare, preservation, etc. It is also another name of Lord Ganesha. https://t.co/X0jsHqnm0fâ Pallavi Kamat (@Pallavisms) January 22, 2020