space Robotics

Curiosity Mars Rover Checks Odd-looking Iron Meteorite

Curiosity Mars Rover Checks Odd-looking Iron Meteorite

Nov 4, 2016 @ 16:52 |  On Oct 27th Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) found odd-looking rock, called “Egg Rock”. It contains iron, nickel and phosphorus, plus lesser ingredients, in concentrations still being determined through analysis of the spectrum of light produced from dozens of laser pulses at nine spots on the object. Laser-zapping of a globular, golf-ball-size object […]

It Seems NASA’s Mars Orbiter Found Crashed ExoMars Lander

It Seems NASA’s Mars Orbiter Found Crashed ExoMars Lander

Oct 21, 2016 @ 19:44 |  NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module. Schiaparelli entered the martian atmosphere at 14:42 GMT on 19 October for its 6-minute descent to the […]

ExoMars TGO Reaches Mars Orbit While EDM Situation Under Assessment

ExoMars TGO Reaches Mars Orbit While EDM Situation Under Assessment

Oct 20, 2016 @ 03:34 |  Prior to atmospheric entry at 14:42 GMT, contact via the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), the world’s largest interferometric array, located near Pune, India, was established just after it began transmitting a beacon signal 75 minutes before reaching the upper layers of the Martian atmosphere.  However, the signal was […]

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 […]