News tagged with rescue mission

Clever copters can learn as they fly (w/ Video)

( —The research paves the way for robots to work intelligently alongside humans in ways that are currently familiar only through science fiction films. The robots could play important roles in crisis situations ...

dateJun 26, 2014 in Robotics
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Climbing the 'power ascension' market

Since MIT spinout Atlas Devices' flagship product, the Atlas Powered Rope Ascender (APA), first hit the market in 2007, it's been touted by media as a real-world version of Batman's famed utility-belt grappling gun: At the ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Engineering
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Crew assigned on final NASA shuttle launch

NASA announced the four astronauts who will make up the crew of STS-335, the rescue mission that would fly only if needed to bring home the members of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission, currently the final scheduled ...

dateSep 15, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Safely on the move

How can rescue units be better protected during disaster operations or avalanche victims be found quicker? A new localization system connects satellite-based positioning systems with terrestrial locating aids and situation-dependent ...

dateJul 14, 2009 in Engineering
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