space Robotics

Robot Navigation in Space Station using Monocular Vision

Robot Navigation in Space Station using Monocular Vision

Sep 28, 2016 @ 18:49 | Researchers are testing self-supervised learning technology using monocular vision with SPHERES drones for navigation in space. A small drone taught itself to judge distances using only one eye during trials aboard the International Space Station, ESA-backed researchers have reported. Although humans can effortlessly estimate distances with a single eye, robots […]

China’s Yutu Moon Rover Declared Dead after 31 Months of Landing

China’s Yutu Moon Rover Declared Dead after 31 Months of Landing

Aug 5, 2016 @ 17:37 | The main objective of Yutu moon rover mission was to achieve China’s first soft-landing on the moon, as well as to explore the surface. China’s State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) announced on August 3 that its Yutu moon rover, or Jade Rabbit, has […]

A UK White Paper Reveals the Present and Future of Space Robotics

A UK White Paper Reveals the Present and Future of Space Robotics

Jul 24, 2016 @ 16:08 | by Ms Ashley Lovell |  The new white paper led by Professor Yang Gao on behalf of the UK-RAS Network, presents the technical roadmap of space RAS (robotics and autonomous systems) for the coming decades where space robots are hoped to be able to offer a range of biomimetic mobility […]

NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own

NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own

Jul 21, 2016 @ 18:46 |  NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is now selecting rock targets for its laser spectrometer — the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary mission. Using software developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, Curiosity is now frequently choosing multiple […]

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch

Jul 18, 2016 @ 18:44 |  The Mars 2020 rover is the first step in a potential multi-mission campaign to return carefully selected and sealed samples of Martian rocks and soil to Earth. After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of […]

Robot would Assemble Modular Telescope in Space

Robot would Assemble Modular Telescope in Space

Jul 14, 2016 @ 18:06 |  A new concept in space telescope design uses a modular structure and an assembly robot to build an extremely large telescope in space, performing tasks in which astronaut fatigue would be a problem. The design is detailed in a paper published this week by SPIE, the international society for […]

Curiosity Rover Enters Precautionary Safe Mode

Curiosity Rover Enters Precautionary Safe Mode

Jul 7, 2016 @ 15:54 |  The Curiosity rover put itself into safe mode on July 2, ceasing most activities other than keeping itself healthy and following a prescribed sequence for resuming communications. But till now NASA engineers are not sure about the reason of safe-mode entry. Engineers are working to determine the cause of […]