Robots

It’s Time to Study Lunar Lava Tubes. Here’s a Mission That Could Help

The Moon is practically begging to be explored, and the momentum to do so is building. The Artemis Program's effort…

2 months ago

An Astronaut Controls a Robotic Dog From Orbit

Swedish astronaut Marcus Wandt took control of a series of robots in Germany while on board the International Space Station,…

4 months ago

Future Moon and Mars Rovers Have a New Sandbox to Learn in

In-situ testing for space equipment is complex when it has to be developed on Earth, which is the case for…

8 months ago

A Maglev System On The Moon Could Make Lunar Logistics A Breeze

Maglevs are one of those technologies that still look like magic, even years after they were initially rolled out. While…

9 months ago

Robots in orbit are becoming even more popular. There are still many technical challenges ahead.

Robots will be one of the keys to the expanding in-space economy. As launch costs decrease, hopefully significantly when Starship…

12 months ago

An Astronaut Will Be Controlling Several Robots on Earth… from Space

Germany's DLR has been hosting a series of robotic teleoperation experiments where an astronaut abroad the ISS controls a robot…

12 months ago

NASA Tests a Robotic Snake That Could Explore Other Worlds

Rovers have enabled some amazing explorations of other worlds like the Moon and Mars. However, rovers are limited by the…

1 year ago

Astronauts Could Mix and Match Parts to Make the Perfect Robot for Any Job

Building with Legos is a favored pastime for many small children and adults. We've even covered some more space-oriented Lego…

1 year ago

An Earthworm Robot Could Help Us Explore Other Worlds

Evolution is a problem-solver, and one of the problems it solved in many different ways is locomotion. Birds fly. Fish…

1 year ago

When Should Robots Take Risks Exploring Other Worlds?

Researchers from the CMU's Robotic Institute have developed a new method that allows rovers to autonomously weigh risk against the…

2 years ago