News - 16 Dec 2021
NASA engineers have begun testing several robotics systems in preparation for the return of rock and sediment samples being collected on the surface of Mars by the Mars Perseverance rover.
News - 15 May 2020
A new robot created with funding from the U.S. Army features intricate locomotion techniques powerful enough to enable it to climb sand-covered hills without getting stuck. The robot has been...
News - 1 Nov 2013
Using autonomous navigation software first developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity this week completed its first two-day autonomous drive,...
News - 13 Sep 2013
Tools on Mars Exploration Rovers, Phoenix Lander and Mars Science Laboratory have completed 300 total excavations of Mars rocks and soil over the last decade, moving approximately 450 cc’s of...
News - 20 Jul 2011
The Smithsonian Institution has agreed to obtain nine robots which are part of Sandia Lab’s historically significant robotic collection. These robots would be placed at the National Museum of...
Article - 7 Mar 2022
For International Women's Day 2022, we speak with Maria Bualat of NASA's Ames Research Center.
News - 15 Mar 2022
The Louisiana Space Consortium has awarded a grant to a team of researchers at Louisiana State University’s Mechanical Engineering department to design and build a soft robot for future space...
News - 12 Jun 2013
The autonomous, solar-powered Zoë, which became the first robot to map microbial life during a 2005 field expedition in Chile’s Atacama Desert, is heading back to the world’s driest...
Article - 31 Oct 2012
Running robots that display a natural gait is an exciting field of research and development that has progressed tremendously since Honda unveiled ASIMO in 2000.
News - 19 Mar 2020
A new soft robot developed by researchers from UC resembles balloon art on steroids. It is a pneumatic, shape-changing robot with the ability to navigate its environment without the need to tether to...