While the full use of technologies to support space missions is in its infancy, there are already many applications – including autonomous ‘rovers’, surveillance drones, and 3D-printing of spare parts and customized surgical instruments. NASA is preparing a robot to assist the astronauts. (Maybe it will eventually be used for external maintenance.) To be honest, this page is not relevant to our main theme of job loss (we are decades away from adding a Star Trek Data to a team of astronauts), but is included for general interest.
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NASA is building inflatable robot astronauts (Soft Robots/Robotics - 2019-04 - Futurism)
NASA is investing in robots that navigate by rapidly inflating and deflating air-filled sacs. Scientists from Brigham Young University teamed with startup Pneubotics to build an inflatable robot, which could serve as a lightweight, space-efficient alternative to metallic robots or robotic arms in space.