robotics

Kirobo Robot Sends First Message from Space Station (and doesn’t open pod bay doors)

The talking robot launched to the International Space Station in August has sent its first audio/visual message to Earth. Kirobo,…

11 years ago

What’s the Best Design for a Flying Mars Robot?

Building a flying vehicle for Mars would have significant advantages for exploration of the surface. However, to date, all of…

11 years ago

This Machine Could Help Robots Stick The Landing On Other Worlds

Mission planners really hate it when space robots land off course. We're certainly improving the odds of success these days…

11 years ago

Flying, Rolling Robot Might Make a Great Titan Explorer

The HyTAQ (Hybrid Terrestrial and Aerial Quadrotor) robot developed at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Ever since the Huygens probe…

11 years ago

Google Honors Canadarm’s 31st Anniversary

Canada's most famous robot is on the front page of Google.ca today. The Google doodle honors the 31st anniversary of…

11 years ago

NASA’s Mighty Eagle Takes Flight; Finds Its Target

No, it's not a UFO -- it's NASA's "Mighty Eagle", a robotic prototype lander that successfully and autonomously found its…

12 years ago

Robotics Refueling Research Scores Huge Leap at Space Station

[/caption] A combined team of American and Canadian engineers has taken a major first step forward by successfully applying new,…

12 years ago

NASA Channels “The Force” With Smart SPHERES

[/caption]In an interesting case of science fiction becoming a reality, NASA has been testing their SPHERES project over the past…

12 years ago

Science Fiction No More: Humans and Robots to Explore Space Together

[/caption] When you hear about robots and space exploration, the first thing many people may think of is R2-D2 and…

12 years ago

Robot Works on Repairs While ISS Astronauts Sleep

If it turns out that astronauts do have to leave the International Space Station unmanned, at least Dextre, the Canadian…

13 years ago