ISS robot accuses crew of being mean

It starts off innocently enough with CIMON responding politely to Gerst’s commands. The robot engages in small talk. Gerst asks it to play his favorite song, which turns out to be “The Man-Machine” by German electronic band Kraftwerk.

Things take a turn as CIMON starts to question the intentions of his human companions. “Don’t you like it here with me?” it asks Gerst as NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor watches from nearby. “Don’t be so mean, please,” CIMON says, earning an astonished look from Auñón-Chancellor.