The coupling of a Russian capsule with a humanoid robot on board to the international space station ISS failed on Saturday. The capsule should have been connected around 7:30 am Dutch time, but that was not possible due to problems with the automatic docking system.

At this moment the spacecraft floats about a hundred meters from the ISS through the space. According to the Russian news agency RIA , the Russian space agency is trying to link the capsule to the ISS again on Monday.

The capsule was launched earlier this week. Fedor, as the robot is called, is the first human-like robot to be sent into space by Russia. In 2011, the US already sent the humanoid robot named Robonaut 2 to work in dangerous conditions.