space Robotics

Gecko Inspired Gripper for Object Handling in Space

Gecko Inspired Gripper for Object Handling in Space

May 19, 2016 @ 14:32 |  The conventional ways of object handling in space are Compress opposing faces of the object to generate friction (as in the International Space Station’s Canadarm) Grapple around features to lock the object in place (as in the Orbital Express Capture System) However, these conventional methods often require cooperative objects […]

ESA astronaut successfully drives rover from Earth orbit

ESA astronaut successfully drives rover from Earth orbit

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen has successfully driven and manipulated an Earth-based rover whilst orbiting at a height of 400 km (249 miles) aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The control system used a sophisticated form of force-feedback that allowed Mogensen to determine when the rover’s robotic arm met resistance. The technology has the potential to […]

Team Malden YMCA Wins the World’s First Robotics Competition in Space

Team Malden YMCA Wins the World’s First Robotics Competition in Space

14 August 2015 | Johnson Space Center World’s First Robotics Competition in Space, Zero Robotics Competition organized the final at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) on Friday, August 14, 2015. It was a national robotic competition of US teams only. 12 States team across the US participated in this event. Team Malden YMCA secured first place […]

Zero Robotics Competition: See which Team’s Algorithms run the Robotic Satellite, SPHERES in ISS

Zero Robotics Competition: See which Team’s Algorithms run the Robotic Satellite, SPHERES in ISS

13 August 2015 – Zero Robotics is an opportunity for students to design research that is flown aboard the International Space Station. As part of a competition, students write algorithms for the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, and Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) to accomplish tasks relevant to future space missions. This summer’s teams wrote code to […]

MDA to Extend Support of the Canadian Robotics on the International Space Station

MDA to Extend Support of the Canadian Robotics on the International Space Station

7 August 2015 – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (“MDA” or the “Company”) (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, announced on 4th august that it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency for CA$33.8 million extending funding for ongoing support of the Mobile Servicing System on the International Space Station […]