Category Archives: Space

Robocosmonaut From Nasa & GM

The world’s first robotic cosmonaut has been unveiled by NASA and GM.  Would that be called a robocosmonaut? Wow, NASA ok, but GM and cutting edge technology?  Sorry, when I think of GM all I can think of is clunkers. … Continue reading

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NASA Lunar Robot Competition

NASA has unveiled another robotic competition called the inaugural Lunabotics Mining Competition.  This time registration is limited to 30 teams from a college or university and they already have 24 teams signed up. Hurry up and enter already as the … Continue reading

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Swarm SPHERES In Space

MIT and NASA have sent a bunch of robotic spheres to the space station for a test. The small robots use thrusters with compressed air to maneuver along with sensors and a wireless connection to tell them where they are. … Continue reading

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Save Spirit

The journey should have ended a long time ago on Mars.  But somehow the rover Spirit has carried on.  It is now having problems with the right front and rear wheel and has been unable to move forward since December … Continue reading

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Regolith Excavation Challenge Winners

The Regolith Excavation Challenge is now over.  The what? – You know, that challenge to see how much moon dirt a moon chucker could chuck if a moon chucker could chuck moon dirt. Well, the winner shown here is Moonraker … Continue reading

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