China Builds ‘Iron Man’ Robot For Space Missions

The 17th China International Industry Fair opened in Shanghai last week, and the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology debuted their robot astronaut “Little Heaven.”

“Little Heaven” can complete complex operational tasks that mimic a human hand and the robot is able to cope with a harsh space environment and complex operational tasks of the new space robots. These skills can be applied to space station repairs, manned moon landings, in-orbit servicing, and space exploration, according to Xinhua.

What is interesting about this robot from a design standpoint is the red and yellow paint job that makes it look like a possible Iron Man knock-off. “Little Heaven” even have a place on its chest for an arc-reactor.


I wonder if Disney will start an Armor Wars with China?

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Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.