Space Exploration

I-SWARM Robotic Ants to Explore Mars

I-SWARM Robotic Ants to Explore Mars

A team of European researchers lead by scientists at the Institute of Process Control and Robotics in Karlsruhe, Germary are developing automated ant-like robots capable of collectively acting in a large group to accomplish tasks beyond the capability of a ...

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Grasshopper-Inspired Jumping Robot

Grasshopper-Inspired Jumping Robot

Rhodri Armour, a Ph. D. student at the University of Bath, has created a new robot capable of both rolling and jumping, which allows for greater mobility over the widest variety of terrain types. Inspired by the way grasshoppers store ...

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Lemur – Pet Robot Assisting In Space

Lemur – Pet Robot Assisting In Space

JPL Robotics’ Lemur (Limbed Excursion Mechanical Utility Robots) were designed to address maintenance issues on spacecrafts and space stations. The robot, named after the monkey-like animals, is equipped with a stereo camera set, allowing omni-directional vision. Lemur provides a basis ...

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‘Space Ship Two’ Unveiled

‘Space Ship Two’ Unveiled

Virgin Galactic, a company owned and established by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group in order to create the world’s first commercial spaceline, has unveiled the designs of the Space Ship Two and White Knight Two carrier aircrafts. Space Ship Two is ...

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Earth in HD

Earth in HD

The first high definition image of Earth was recently taken by the Japanese Lunar explorer KAGUYA. The photograph was taken from a distance of 110,000 km– hundreds of times further away from Earth than any spaceship with similar capabilities had ...

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Falcon 1 Reaches Orbit and Disappears

Falcon 1 Reaches Orbit and Disappears

The California based company SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) launched on Tuesday, 20 March 2007 its Falcon 1 rocket into space. The Falcon 1 was able to reach an altitude of approximately 200 miles (half the planned altitude) before disappearing ...

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