A visitor gestures to an android at the World Robot Conference in Beijing, where China showcased a version of its space robot. Photo: Reuters

Chinese team expects to launch first robot in space by 2020 to fix orbiting satellites

While initial tasks could help lengthen lifespan of satellites, potential military applications may unnerve foreign powers as space race heats up

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A visitor gestures to an android at the World Robot Conference in Beijing, where China showcased a version of its space robot. Photo: Reuters
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