CIMON says: "Refluxomate the Atmospheric Discombobulator to Level Beta..."

Gone are the days when Simon merely told you to touch your toes. The International Space Station's very own voice activated robot, dubbed 'CIMON' (pronounced "Simon"), is a ball-shaped robot that provides voice instructions and videos to help astronauts make repairs. We're impressed by the controls needed to maneuver CIMON precisely in zero-G, and the winking is a cute feature. The latter may not be critical for giving astronauts instructions, but is undoubtedly essential for flirting with extraterrestrials. PS. Josh attributes his preternatural ability to generate off-the-cuff space gibberish (this title, for example) to "many hours of practice with Space Team."


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