News tagged with automation

Staying on task in the automated cockpit

Automation in the cockpit is traditionally believed to free pilots' attention from mundane flight tasks and allow them to focus on the big picture or prepare for any unexpected events during flight. However, ...

May 06, 2014
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Your home could soon be like the Jetsons'

For decades, futurists have been predicting the era of the "smart" home, where you don't need to be home to lock your doors, dim your lights or adjust your thermostats. But except for the homes of the wealthy and a few hobbyists, ...

Jan 17, 2014
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Big year for European space activities

Europe will expand its space presence this year through missions with a more practical application for Earthlings—notably the Galileo constellation of navigation satellites, the European Space Agency (ESA) ...

Jan 17, 2014
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Robot challenge: Unload a spacecraft

More than 50 students from five countries gathered at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands yesterday to unleash their robotic creations after six months preparing for the finals of the Volare Space Robotics ...

Oct 18, 2013
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