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Two Teams Emerge Victorious in SPHERES Challenge

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology played host to over 200 high-school students competing in the third annual NASA-sponsored  Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge. Two teams of students — one US-based and one European team — earned bragging rights as the winners...

Students to Compete in Robotics Challenge

A group of high school students will compete in the third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge on Monday January 23rd. They will be operating under the aegis of some high-flying sponsors, namely NASA, DARPA, and MIT. (That’s the National Aeronautics...

NASA GRAIL Spacecraft Achieve Lunar Orbit

NASA announced that a pair of Lockheed Martin-developed robotic spacecraft had successfully achieved a lunar orbit earlier this week. The so-called GRAIL mission spacecraft (for Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory) were designed with the goal of studying the gravitational forces...

Liquid Robotics Welcomes NASA, Google Vet Lu

Liquid Robotics, Inc., developer of the wave-powered Wave Glider marine robot, has announced that Edward (Ed) T. Lu, has joined the company as chief of innovative applications. Lu, whose resume lists positions at Google and NASA, will be tasked with...

Discovery Set to Carry Robonaut 2 to ISS

As we reported in April, Robonaut 2 is headed to the International Space Station (ISS). The NASA and General Motors (GM)-designed humanoid robot is packed and ready for the scheduled November 1 launch aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Robonaut 2 weighs...

NASA Global Hawk Soars Over the Pacific

 NASA announced earlier this month that the agency's unmanned Global Hawk aircraft, developed by Northrop Grumman, completed a series of four science flights over the Pacific Ocean back in April as part of the Global Hawk Pacific (GloPac) mission, a...

ISS: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

 NASA is making plans to send their Robonaut (or R2) robotic assistant to the International Space Station where it will become a permanent fixture, in preparation for eventually working alongside humans be it in space-based research activity or back on...

NASA Awards Contracts to Study Lunar Excavation Robots

NASA recently selected Astrobotic Technology and Carnegie Mellon University for a pair of contracts to study Moon excavation robots and methods to simulate lunar gravity on Earth.                     The goal of this research is to be able to deploy excavating robots on...

Training in the Desert With an Eye to Space

Last week, TMCnet editor Marisa Torrieri covered the latest in NASA's technology development tests on two of its prototype lunar rovers that will help it with future research.    According to Torrieri, the two-week long Desert Research and Training Studies...