Webb Telescope's 'wormholes' in the clean room
(Phys.org)—This photo gives a "worms eye" view of a robot arm holding a surrogate or simulated mirror segment (black hexagonal shape) for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The arm is placing the surrogate ...
Easy guider: Intuitive visual control provides faster remote operation of robots
(Phys.org)—Using a novel method of integrating video technology and familiar control devices, a research team from Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing a technique to ...
Virtual reality cow simulator goes global
A virtual reality cow, invented by a University of Bristol graduate, will soon be used to educate future vets around the world.
Weird Mars rock has interesting back story
The Mars Science Laboratory team has identified their target for the first full-up contact science investigations using all the instruments attached to the Curiosity rover's robotic arm. And 'target' is the ...
Toyota will showcase support robot for homebound
Farming out dairy chores to robots
The boss cow saunters to the head of the line and, with a flick of her hip, cuts off two other ladies. She's itching to get at the tasty brown morsels waiting in the feed trough.
Mars rover Curiosity working 'flawlessly': NASA
For the past week, the rover, which touched down on August 6, has undergone a series of instrument tests, as well as a rebooting of its steering computers, and everything so far appears fine, according t ...
Mars rover Curiosity wrapping up health checkups (Update)
The Mars rover Curiosity is preparing to roll again after it completes its health checkups this week, project managers said Wednesday.
Mars rover Curiosity's arm wields camera well
(Phys.org)—NASA's Mars rover Curiosity stepped through activities on Sept. 7, 8 and 9 designed to check and characterize precision movements by the rover's robotic arm and use of tools on the arm.
Curiosity snaps evocative self portrait
Curiosity has snapped an evocative new color self-portrait – and it's totally unique, being the 1st head shot pose, showing the top of the Remote Sensing Mast (RSM).
'Touching the Sun': Sunita Williams on spacewalk
(Phys.org)—NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 32 flight engineer, appears to touch the bright sun during the mission's third session of extravehicular activity (EVA) on Sept. 5, 2012. ...
Mars rover Curiosity begins arm-work phase
(Phys.org)—After driving more than a football field's length since landing, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is spending several days preparing for full use of the tools on its arm.
Visible from space: Curiosity tire tracks on Mars
NASA's robotic rover Curiosity is making its mark on Mars, in a way so big that it can be seen from space.
Opportunity rover tops 35 kilometers of driving
Meanwhile, back in Meridiani Planum … the Opportunity rover keeps on trucking, and has now exceeded over 35 kilometers (21.75 miles) of driving on its odometer! Quite an accomplishment for the Energizer ...