Battery life is an issue for many types of robots. But it is especially challenging for robots operating in outer space. A new initiative under NASA’s “Tipping Point” program hopes to solve this and make smaller robots available for missions that weren’t within reach before, including night missions on the moon. NASA awarded a $5.8…
Panagiotis Tsiotras, an IEEE Fellow and Georgia Tech professor, describes some of his research into improving autonomy on the ground and in space and why it’s an exciting time to be a robotics student.
HeroX has announced the NASA Lunar Delivery Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition seeking a way to develop automated logistics for delivery of supplies to the moon.
In the “Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload, The Sequel” challenge, HeroX and NASA are looking for community support for 14 existing teams developing miniature payloads for lunar exploration robots.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recharged its batteries for the first time in space by using the Perseverance Rover’s power supply.
The mission includes precision motors from maxon for a robotic arm for handling samples and a novel helicopter.
Episode 9 of The Robot Report Podcast talks re-skilling coal miners, the Perseverance Rover heads to Mars and Jibo returns.
ATI developed a space-rated force/torque sensor for the Perseverance Rover, which will explore the Martian surface.
Welcome to episode 5 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us every Wednesday for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community. Listeners can subscribe to The Robot Report Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play and YouTube. Please…
Researchers at Georgia Tech have combined limbs that can move up and down with loose wheels for innovative gaits to help propel a NASA rover that could conduct exploration in the sandy hills of the moon or Mars.
HeroX and NASA are looking for crowdsourced proposals for miniature payloads to be launched with micro rovers to explore Earth’s moon in advance of a human return.
Montreal-based AV&R recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Company executives briefly discuss how their company serves aircraft manufacturing with automated vision and robotics.
Russia’s Skybot F-850 robot highlighted the ambitions and shortcomings around humanoid robots in space and for other applications.
Kawasaki’s R-series general purpose robots, in combination with 3D vision software, are helping an aerospace manufacturer increase product quality and throughput.