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NASA Looks to University Robotics Groups to Advance Humanoid Robot- R5

NASA Looks to University Robotics Groups to Advance Humanoid Robot- R5

NASA’s Johnson Space Center developed a humanoid robot – R5. The Main design goal of R5 are walking on uneven surface, ladder climbing and  the deep space exploration. For that, NASA is looking for help from the University Robotics Groups. Through a competitive selection process, NASA will award two R5 robots to university groups competing in […]

Weekly Robotics Video: Japan’s chef Robot, Construction Robot, NASA’s Robot Challenge

Weekly Robotics Video: Japan’s chef Robot, Construction Robot, NASA’s Robot Challenge

Pioneering Medical Robots in Germany In Germany, Japan’s advanced robotic technology contributes to medical treatment for patients with mobility problems. Robots developed by Professor Sankai of the University of Tsukuba have helped people walk on their own after being unable to even stand without help. The robots have received approval throughout Europe as the first […]

Robonaut 2 Lauded as 2014 Government Invention of the Year

Robonaut 2 Lauded as 2014 Government Invention of the Year

Robonaut 2, NASA’s first humanoid robot in space, was selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014. Many outstanding inventions were considered for this award, and Robonaut 2 was chosen after a challenging review by the NASA selection committee that evaluated the robot in the following areas: Aerospace Significance, Industry Significance, Humanitarian […]

Maryland University won NASA’s Robo-Ops Challenge for Planetary Rover Design

Maryland University won NASA’s Robo-Ops Challenge for Planetary Rover Design

RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops Competition (i.e., Robo-Ops) is an engineering competition sponsored by NASA and organized by the National Institute of Aerospace. In this exciting competition, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to create a multi-disciplinary team to build a planetary rover prototype and demonstrate its capabilities to perform a series of competitive tasks in field […]

Virginia University wins NASA’s Mars Sample Return Robot Challenge

Virginia University wins NASA’s Mars Sample Return Robot Challenge

Mars Sample Return is a proposed mission to return samples from the surface of Mars to Earth. The mission would use robotic systems and a Mars ascent rocket to collect and send samples of Martian rocks, soils and atmosphere to Earth for detailed chemical and physical analysis. NASA has awarded $100,000 in prize money to […]