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National Championships for World Robot Olympiad to be Hosted by Lawrence Tech

National Championships for World Robot Olympiad to be Hosted by Lawrence Tech

The United States is joining an international student competition for robot design for the first time this year, and on Saturday, Sept. 27, Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Michigan, will host the first-ever national championships to determine who will represent their country at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO). [More]
Registration Open for NASA's Sample Return Robot Challenge

Registration Open for NASA's Sample Return Robot Challenge

Registration is open for the fourth running of the NASA Centennial Challenge program's Sample Return Robot Challenge, which will take place June 8-13, 2015. The autonomous robot competition, which carries a prize purse of $1.5 million, will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, which has hosted the event since 2012. [More]
New Algorithm for Analyzing Spinning Space Debris Tested Aboard the International Space Station

New Algorithm for Analyzing Spinning Space Debris Tested Aboard the International Space Station

Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that's totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any number of actual or potential space missions, from cleaning up debris in the geosynchronous orbit favored by communications satellites to landing a demolition crew on a comet. [More]
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Set for Memory Reformat

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Set for Memory Reformat

An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory. [More]
Successful Test Flights Illustrate RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS’ Expanded Mission Capabilities

Successful Test Flights Illustrate RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS’ Expanded Mission Capabilities

With several test flights this summer, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Wide Area Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) proved its ability to operate with an expanded variety of intelligence exploitation ground stations and collect mission data in more places. [More]
Space-Inspired Robotic Surgical Arm for Delicate Pediatric Specialties

Space-Inspired Robotic Surgical Arm for Delicate Pediatric Specialties

Children love robots. In all shapes, sizes, "personalities" and "smarts," these electronic wonders have been found under Christmas trees by kids and unwrapped on birthdays for years. [More]
NASA Incorporates Medigus' Micro ScoutCam 1.2 Camera into Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot Tool

NASA Incorporates Medigus' Micro ScoutCam 1.2 Camera into Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot Tool

Medigus Ltd., a medical device company developing and commercializing micro-cameras and minimally invasive endosurgical tools and procedures, announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has incorporated Medigus' micro ScoutCam™ 1.2, the world's smallest camera, into its Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot (VIPIR) tool. [More]
NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission to Get New Hardware

NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission to Get New Hardware

Who doesn't love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what's really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That's the case with NASA's fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM). [More]
Body-Mounted Astronaut Joystick for Telerobotics to be Tested aboard the International Space Station

Body-Mounted Astronaut Joystick for Telerobotics to be Tested aboard the International Space Station

The fifth and final mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), scheduled for launch on July 29, will deliver new research investigations to the International Space Station. [More]
Aerostat Systems Market Expected to Reach $7.72 Billion by 2020

Aerostat Systems Market Expected to Reach $7.72 Billion by 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Aerostat Systems Market by Aerostat Class, by Balloon Type, by Payload, by Geography - Market Forecast & Analysis to 2013 - 2020" report to their offering. [More]
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