Cimon (robot)

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Cimon or officially CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile companion) is a head-shaped AI robot used in the International Space Station.

The device is "an AI-based assistant for astronauts" developed by Airbus and IBM, with funding from the German Aerospace Center.[1] The device is modelled after the character of Professor Simon Wright, "the flying brain," from the anime series Captain Future.[2] Cimon runs on Ubuntu.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Int-Ball – Similar floating camera robot deployed on the ISS by JAXA.
  • Kirobo – first robot astronaut on the ISS by JAXA.
  • Robonaut2 – Semi-humanoid robot deployed on the ISS by NASA.



  1. ^ "Floating robot ball sent to space station". BBC News. 2018-06-29. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  2. ^ "CIMON - der intelligente Astronautenassistent". DLR (in German). 2018-03-02. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  3. ^ "Meet the Astronaut AI that Runs on Ubuntu". OMG!UBUNTU!. 2018-07-09. Retrieved 2018-07-11.