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.
LEARN FROM THESE YOUTUBE VIDEOS
... AND LEARN MORE FROM THESE ADDITIONAL VIDEOS
REVIEW THESE INFORMATIVE ARTICLES - AND READ THOSE THAT INTEREST YOU
A humanoid arrived at the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz rocket (Robotics - 2019-08 - Space)
Skybot F850, a dexterous robot created by Roscosmos, Russia’s state space corporation and capable of performing complex tasks, either autonomously or via teleoperation, arrived at the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz rocket. A humanoid is needed as equipment and controls in the ISS are currently designed for human use.
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.