Laser-ion funnel mass spectrometry makes search for Martian life easier
Finding life on Mars could get easier with a creative adaption to a common analytical tool that can be installed directly on the robotic arm of a space rover.
NASA going to asteroid, bringing back samples
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA is going to send a spacecraft to an asteroid and bring back samples to Earth.
SpaceX flight to ISS could be late March: NASA
The first test flight of a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station could happen in late March, NASA said on Thursday.
Whether grasping Easter eggs or glass bottles -- this robotic hand uses tact
Researchers at Saarland University together with associates in Bologna and Naples have developed a robotic hand that can accomplish both tasks with ease and yet including the actuators is scarcely larger than ...
'Good chance' for SpaceX April 30 launch to ISS: NASA
NASA said Monday said there is a good chance SpaceX will soon become the first private company to attempt to launch its spacecraft to the International Space Station on an unmanned cargo mission.
ArduSat-1 and ArduSat-X CubeSats launched into space
Kinect 2 with Oculus Rift gets NASA robotic arm workout
Opportunity rover rolling again after fifth Mars winter
(Phys.org) -- With its daily supply of solar energy increasing, NASA's durable Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven off the sunward-tilted outcrop, called Greeley Haven, where it worked during its ...
Science fiction comes to life in Italian lab
Once the preserve of science fiction, increasingly sophisticated robotic devices are vying for a place side by side with humans in the real world.
UN report wants moratorium on killer robots (Update)
Killer robots that can attack targets without any human input "should not have the power of life and death over human beings," a new draft U.N. report says.
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 ...
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.
Second SpaceX Space Station resupply flight ready to go
(Phys.org)—The second International Space Station Commercial Resupply Services flight by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is set for liftoff at 10:10 a.m. EST on March 1 from Space Launch Complex ...
Curiosity rover stretches its arm for first time
(Phys.org) -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity flexed its robotic arm today for the first time since before launch in November 2011.