space Robotics

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 […]

RobERt (Robotic Exoplanet Recognition), Detective for Exoplanet Atmospheres

RobERt (Robotic Exoplanet Recognition), Detective for Exoplanet Atmospheres

Jun 28, 2016 @ 18:13 |  Machine-learning techniques that mimic human recognition and dreaming processes are being deployed in the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. A deep belief neural network, called RobERt (Robotic Exoplanet Recognition), has been developed by astronomers at UCL to sift through detections of light emanating from distant planetary […]

Project DESI: Galaxy Hunting Robots

Project DESI: Galaxy Hunting Robots

Jun 14, 2016 @ 18:41 |  Berkeley Lab is building and testing a robotic array for a telescope project that will produce a 3-D map of the universe including millions of galaxies. Ten robots will be tested in a prototype called ProtoDESI, and the full project, called DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument), will feature 5,000 […]

DFKI completed successfully project – Europa-Explorer

DFKI completed successfully project – Europa-Explorer

May 30, 2016 @ 21:40 | DFKI, Germany |  Looking for life in our solar system is of great interest. A promising candidate for this search is Jupiter’s moon Europa, as a deep-water ocean is assumed to lie under several kilometers of ice which could support extraterrestrial life. Reaching and exploring this ocean is investigated by […]