A lifesize Russian robot known as 'Fedor' successfully departed the International Space Station Friday, two weeks after an aborted docking attempt delayed its arrival.
A live translation from Russian space agency Roscosmos showed a Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft leaving the ISS. Roscosmos said the ship would land in Kazakhstan overnight.
Fedor -- short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research -- was Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into space, though similar technology has been sent by Japan and NASA.
Russian media reported that astronauts on the station had tested Fedor's ability to mirror the movements of humans while they are wearing exoskeleton suits.
Such robots will eventually carry out dangerous operations such as spacewalks, according to the Russian space agency.
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