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Texas A&M is Solving SLAM Problem for Robot Astronaut

Texas A&M is Solving SLAM Problem for Robot Astronaut

Mar 23, 2017 @ 20:24 | By Rachel Rose, Texas A&M University College of Engineering | Due to the lack of GPS signals, the current Robot Astronaut (Robonaut) prototype cannot localize itself in the International Space Station (ISS). In order to remain safe, robots are commonly used to reach what human hands cannot. Often a robot […]

PUFFER: NASA’s New Foldable Child Rover

PUFFER: NASA’s New Foldable Child Rover

Mar 21, 2017 @ 21:10 |  PUFFER is a “pop-up” robot that folds into a small, smartphone-sized weight and crawls into narrow places where rovers can’t fit. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California has developed Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER), inspired by origami. The PUFFER is a project, sponsored by Game Changing Development (GCD) program, […]

Top 5 Robotic Explorations of 2016

Top 5 Robotic Explorations of 2016

Jan 3, 2017 @ 17:17 | Our universe is full of mysteries and challenges. Researchers want to explore these mysteries with the help of Robotic Explorations. Several researchers used robots to explore the human challenging areas. The top 5 Robotic Explorations of 2016 are presented here. In this century, there are two main focus areas of […]

CONFERS Program: DARPA Creating Industry / Government Group for Safe Operation of Space Robotics

CONFERS Program: DARPA Creating Industry / Government Group for Safe Operation of Space Robotics

Dec 5, 2016 @ 17:25 |  Consortium For Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) envisions consensus-based technical standards that would encourage responsible on-orbit commercial servicing operations Recent technological advances have made the longstanding dream of on-orbit robotic servicing of satellites a near-term possibility. The potential advantages of that unprecedented capability are enormous. Instead of […]

IMU Malfunction Causes Schiaparelli’s Crash Landing on Mars

IMU Malfunction Causes Schiaparelli’s Crash Landing on Mars

Nov 26, 2016 @ 18:23 |  In preliminary investigation, European Space Agency has found that Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) malfunction is the reason for Schiaparelli’s crash landing on Mars. The IMU measures the rotation rates of the vehicle. Due to malfunction of IMU, computers calculated wrong altitude of Schiaparelli and mistakenly thought it was much […]

Detailed Image of Schiapatelli Parts and Crash site in Colour

Detailed Image of Schiapatelli Parts and Crash site in Colour

Nov 4, 2016 @ 18:39 |  New high-resolution images taken by a NASA orbiter show  ExoMars Schiaparelli parts module and its landing site in colour on the Red Planet. Schiaparelli arrived in the Meridiani Planum region on Mars on 19 October, while its mothership began orbiting the planet. The Trace Gas orbiter will make its […]

NavCube:  New Technology for Navigation in Deep Space

NavCube: New Technology for Navigation in Deep Space

Nov 4, 2016 @ 17:42 |  The new technology, called NavCube, combines NASA’s SpaceCube, a reconfigurable and fast flight computing platform, with the Navigator Global Positioning System (GPS) flight receiver. Two proven technologies have been combined to create a promising new technology that could meet future navigational challenges in deep space. It also may help […]

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 […]