A remotely-operated robot reproducing the minutest particulars of a human doing complicated work will be taken into space to do dangerous jobs in orbit. An operational prototype has been demonstrated to the Russian government’s military sci-tech curator.

Military robots under development in Russia won’t be limited to the battlefield only: space applications will have priority, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters last weekend.

“We’ve launched work to create an avatar that will become a crewmember of the Russian national orbital station,” Rogozin said.
The robot will be able to do spacewalk without armor and do different jobs while its operator remains safely inside the station.