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A robot named AILA, might become the second android in space after the Robonaut 2. Designed by the Robotics Innovation Center at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the Robotics Group at the University of Bremen AILA is currently being trained to work on the International Space Station on a mockup of the Columbus module of the ISS.
John McCarthy "(4 Sep 1927 – 24 Oct 2011) Computer and cognitive scientist. Coined term "artificial intelligence" (AI), developed LISP programming language family, significantly influenced the design of the ALGOL programming language, popularized timesharing, and was very influential in the early development of AI. Received many accolades and honors, the Turing Award, United States National Medal of Science, and the Kyoto Prize."