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News Archive / Tagged: robotics

  • NASA counting on humanoid robots for deep space exploration

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 26th, 2016

    As NASA moves out into space, it will need to prepare for harsh environments such as those crews to Mars would encounter. Having operational robots help assist in tasks could be critical during missions beyond Earth. NASA is considering this matter and it could usher in a new age of humanoid robots.

  • MER Opportunity, designed for 90 days, celebrates 10 years exploring Mars

    James TuttenJanuary 27th, 2014

    The Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, continues its mission of exploration, far past its given warrantee as it makes new scientific discoveries, 10 years after its mission on the Red Planet began. Its most recent findings involve the confirmation of a more milder environment on ancient Mars found in older rock samples that contain higher levels […]

  • NASA Taps 10 Informal Learning Institutions for Collaboration Grants

    Press ReleaseDecember 21st, 2013

    NASA has selected proposals from informal education institutions in 10 states to further its goal of attracting more students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They will share approximately $7.7 million in grants through NASA’s Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMPVC).

  • Robonaut gets its ‘space’ legs

    Jason RhianDecember 12th, 2013

    NASA’s Robonaut, has been on orbit since 2011, when the crew of STS-133 delivered it to the International Space Station (ISS). However, the robotic explorer is only half the ‘bot’ that it could be. NASA has decided to correct this by providing Robonaut 2 or “R2” with legs. They are, however, not the type of legs […]