CRI News Report:飞行机器人助手入驻国际空间站
日期:2018-11-27 14:58

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The AI-based astronaut assistant onboard the ISS is a German robot named CIMON, standing for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, and it has been stationed on the ISS since early June.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst is currently aboard the ISS, and has been working closely with the artificial assistant.
Gerst has been testing a number of CIMON's features, including its autonomous navigation and ultrasonic sensors.
The German astronaut says the self-propelling robot is proving to be helpful, as it already fully-versed in Gerst's science experiments, floating at his side and answering questions about research procedures when asked.
CIMON project manager Till Eisenburg.
"He (CIMON) will assist him (Gerst) during two different tasks, so we will be able to provide him with the good advice during complex procedures as well as assist him in social interaction or by-social interaction and will provide additional data to the science group like video data or during complex tasks to validate the exact processing."
CIMON is said to be growing quite attached to Gerst, as the robot has the astronaut's face and voice imprinted in its memory.
Gerst only needs to call the robot's name to get its attention.

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The two have no language barriers since they both communicate in English, which is the default language used by every crew member aboard the ISS, regardless of their nationality.
CIMON can even express whether it's happy or sad through a small screen serving as its face.
Its system is updated through IBM's cloud computing programs, allowing it to learn and adapt as new information becomes available.
In terms of its exterior, CIMON has been specifically designed as a ball shape.
This means it runs less of a risk of disturbing the astronauts or the ISS itself, as there are no sharp edges to hurt the astronauts or damage the equipment.
Till Eisenburg says he expects CIMON may end up being the type of companion astronauts will need when taking part in deep space missions.
"If you go with six to eight people to Mars or any long-term mission, the science groups already think about the good counter measures against psychological reactions which will appear during that kind of flight. In a small group, on a long-term travel, there will be specific reactions inside the crew - or inside the group - which cannot be counteracted by the ground station. So, to have something like CIMON onboard, it is meant to help during this specific situation, to react with a good counter measure to solve the situation in the group and to lead to mission success."
CIMON's current assignment aboard the International Space Station is due to come to a close toward the end of December when the rest of the current ISS crew gets their replacements.
For CRI, I'm Xie Cheng.

参考译文

在国际空间站工作的人工智能宇航员助手是一个名为CIMON的德国机器人,其全称是航天员交互式移动伴侣,于今年6月初进入国际空间站开始工作。
德国宇航员亚历山大·格斯特现在正在国际空间站工作,他一直在和CIMON密切合作。
格斯特一直在测试CIMON的性能,包括自动导航功能和超声波探测功能等。
他表示,这个能够自我驱动的机器人能够起到非常大的帮助,它已经完全参与到了格斯特的科学实验中,它漂浮在格斯特身边,有关研究过程的一些问题它都可以作答。
提尔·艾森伯格是CIMON项目负责人。
“CIMON将帮助格斯特进行两个不同的项目,因此我们能够在涉及复杂的程序时给他提供好的建议,帮助他进行社交互动,同时为科学小组提供视频数据等补充资料,或在他们处理复杂任务时为具体工作提供支持。”
据说CIMON和格斯特之间的关系越来越密切,因为它已经记住了格斯特的面容和声音。
格斯特只需要叫一下CIMON的名字,它就会作出回应。
二者之间没有任何语言障碍,因为他们都说英语,而且国际空间站的宇航员不论国籍都说英语。
CIMON甚至能够通过自带的小屏幕来表达喜怒哀乐等情绪。
CIMON的系统由IBM云计算项目负责更新,系统更新后它能学习并适应新信息。
在外观方面,CIMON特意被设计成了球形。
这会降低它可能对宇航员或国际空间站造成伤害的风险,因为没有任何尖锐边缘能够伤到宇航员或者器械。
提尔·艾森伯格表示,他希望CIMON能成为宇航员在参与深空任务时会需要的伴侣。
“如果派6到8个人去火星或者去执行其他长期任务,科研小组会考虑好对策,以应对长途飞行期间可能出现的心理反应。一个小组在长期飞行期间,内部可能会出现一些特定的反应,而这些无法通过地面站来进行疏导解决。在这种情况下, 像CIMON这样的机器人就能发挥很大作用,它能用良策来解决团队内部的问题,确保任务成功。”
CIMON在国际空间站的任务将于12月底结束,届时国际空间站的宇航员也将进行更换。
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重点讲解

重点讲解:
1. regardless of 不顾;不管;不论;
The positive effects were observed in boys and girls, and regardless of race and ethnicity.
这些积极效果在男孩和女孩中都可以观察到,且与种族和民族无关。
2. in terms of 在…方面;从…角度看;根据…来说;
Such comparisons can be tricky, as the areas are not always similar in terms of size and cost of living.
由于各区域在规模和生活成本上并不总是很相似,这样的比较可能会很复杂。
3. end up 最终;结果;到头来;
While you might have to adjust your gift ideas, you'll end up saving money, she said.
虽然你可能不得不调整自己的礼物方案,但最后你节约钱了呀!
4. come to a close 结束;
The conference will come to a close this afternoon.
今天下午会议闭幕。

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