Automated assembly of aircraft wings
Even today, aircraft wings are still assembled manually; but this process could soon be automated thanks to a novel snake-like robot capable of tightening bolts in even the most difficult-to-access cavities ...
The sky is no limit for sibling astronomers
In 1961, after NASA shot Alan Shepard into space, a 9-year-old boy named Steve Hawley asked his mother to buy him a dime-store telescope.
Easter morning delivery for space station
Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. The shipment arrived Sunday morning via the SpaceX company's Dragon cargo capsule.
Startup creates underwater robotics with a human touch
It should be just as easy to use a robotic arm as it is to use your own hand. That's the thinking behind University of Washington startup BluHaptics, which is taking telerobotics—controlling robots from ...
The space station's small satellite launcher suite
It used to be that building and launching a working satellite was an enormously expensive and complex undertaking, feasible only for governmental and military agencies. But the CubeSat revolution of the past ...
Robotic arm probes chemistry of 3-D objects by mass spectrometry
When life on Earth was first getting started, simple molecules bonded together into the precursors of modern genetic material. A catalyst would have been needed, but enzymes had not yet evolved. One theory ...
3.253 seconds: Robot solves Rubik's Cube in record time at Birmingham fair (w/ video)
Painting robot lends surgeons a hand
(Phys.org) —Would you let an artist perform life-saving surgery on you? You might someday, if the artist is a painting robot.
Aging ISS a space lab of 'unlimited' opportunity
It may be 350 kilometers (215 miles) above Earth and a place that only a privileged few will ever visit, but the International Space Station is crucial to advances in science, health and technology, experts ...
Orbital's cargo ship aims to dock at space station
Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus spaceship is on track to berth with the International Space Station early Sunday, marking its second trip to the research outpost, the company said.
Kinect 2 with Oculus Rift gets NASA robotic arm workout
US spacewalkers get ready for orbiting lab repairs
Two American astronauts are to step out Saturday on the first of three spacewalks to replace a broken cooling pump at the orbiting International Space Station.
Students' robotic arm can make you stronger
Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds (18 kilograms).
Image: Webb telescope crew flexes robotic arm at NASA
The robotic arm lifts and lowers a golden James Webb Space Telescope flight spare primary mirror segment onto a test piece of backplane at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.