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June 29, 2016
JOVIAN DREAMS
Juno Closing in on Jupiter
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 28, 2016
NASA's Juno spacecraft is a week from its July 4th appointment with Jupiter. Over the past two weeks, several milestones occurred that were key to a successful 35-minute burn of its rocket motor, which will place the robotic explorer into a polar orbit around the gas giant. "We have over five years of spaceflight experience and only 10 days to Jupiter orbit insertion," said Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "It is a great feeli ... read more

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MARSDAILY

Opportunity is on its Final Science Campaign at 'Marathon Valley'
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater, investigating outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is nearing the completion of its investigation within Marat ... more
ROBO SPACE

Firm unveils 'robot dog' that does the dishes
Google-owned robotics firm Boston Dynamics revealed its latest robot creation with a video showing the dog-like machine performing household chores. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robotic motion planning in real-time
Once they've mastered the skills of toddlerhood, humans are pretty good at what roboticists call "motion planning" - reaching around obstacles to precisely pick up a soda in a crowded fridge, or sli ... more
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JAPAN PRESS NEWORK

Robot Assembly Kits: Training Tomorrow's Einsteins
The race to train the Einsteins of tomorrow is on, beginning with toys. Continuing advances in solid state electronics, robotics, modular building blocks and graphic software are coming together to ... more


ROBO SPACE

Computers eyeing the jobs of sports camera operators
For mammals, including humans, much of learning is mimicry. The same goes for computers and robots. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy


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SPACE SCOPES

Researchers Gear Up Galaxy-seeking Robots for a Test Run
A prototype system, designed as a test for a planned array of 5,000 galaxy-seeking robots, is taking shape at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). D ... more
ROBO SPACE

First teams named for shot at Level 2 Sample Return Robot Challenge
Five teams are taking home prize money after completing Level 1 of NASA's Sample Return Robot Challenge, part of the agency's Centennial Challenges prize program. Worcester Polytechnic Institute hos ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
New antenna brings enhanced capabilities to the battlefield

EU should do more for its own defence: Mogherini

US destroyer came 'dangerously close' to Russian ship: Moscow

Insitu gets Coast Guard drone contract

Lockheed's Q-53 shows drone tracking capability

Hesco achieves body armor certification

Exide Technologies gets $30.7 million DOD grant

ROBO SPACE

How insights into human learning can foster smarter artificial intelligence
Recent breakthroughs in creating artificial systems that outplay humans in a diverse array of challenging games have their roots in neural networks inspired by information processing in the brain. I ... more
ROBO SPACE

China's Midea begins takeover bid for German robotics firm
Chinese appliance firm Midea on Thursday said it had begun a cash offer for at least a 30 percent stake of German industrial robotics supplier Kuka, a tender which has stoked controversy in Europe. ... more
STATION NEWS

Cygnus space capsule departs International Space Station
Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus space capsule departed from the International Space Station on schedule Tuesday, three months after delivering 7,500 pounds (3,400 kilos) of supplies, material for scientific experiments and equipment to the orbiting outpost. ... more
2nd Integrated Air and Missile Defense - Securing the Complex Air Domain: Requirements for Sustainable, Global, and Reliable Solutions to Next Generation Air & Missile Threats - 28-30 September, 2016 | Washington D.C. The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
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WATER WORLD

Scientists use underwater robots to study India's monsoon
Scientists from Britain and India will release underwater robots into the Bay of Bengal in a bid to more accurately predict the Indian monsoon critical to millions of farmers, they said Tuesday. ... more
UAV NEWS

Johns Hopkins team makes hobby drones crash to expose design flaws
Sales of drones - small flying machines equipped with cameras - are soaring. But new research by a Johns Hopkins computer security team has raised concerns about how easily hackers could cause these ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
New antenna brings enhanced capabilities to the battlefield

EU should do more for its own defence: Mogherini

US destroyer came 'dangerously close' to Russian ship: Moscow

Insitu gets Coast Guard drone contract

Lockheed's Q-53 shows drone tracking capability

Hesco achieves body armor certification

Exide Technologies gets $30.7 million DOD grant

ROBO SPACE

Robots to provide a steadying hand at the right time
Many new robots look less like the metal humanoids of pop culture and more like high-tech extensions of ourselves and our capabilities. In the same way eyeglasses, wheelchairs, pacemakers and other ... more
TRADE WARS

Trade disputes loom over Merkel's China visit
Tensions over trade and Chinese investment in a German robotics firm dominated Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Beijing Monday, with differences about steel and China's future market status on display. ... more
TRADE WARS

German minister wants EU to curb foreign investors
Germany's economy minister urged Thursday the EU to shield its key industries from foreign investors after Chinese appliance giant Midea made a controversial bid for German robotics group Kuka. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Teams to compete in 5th year of NASA's sample return robot competition
Twenty-one robotics teams are returning to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for a fifth year to compete in NASA's $1.5 million Sample Return Robot Challenge. The autonomous robotic competition ... more
ROBO SPACE

Flight of the RoboBee
Increasingly, researchers are designing robots with forms and functions that defy our expectation of what a machine can be or do. One of the more unexpected robotics applications in recent years com ... more

SPACEWAR

Public private model would make DARPA's on-orbit service capability a reality
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announcement of a Robotics Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program in March is an important step towards extending the productivit ... more
ROBO SPACE

EOD robot system passes critical design review
The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation have completed the critical design review of a robotic system for explosive ordnance disposal. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Eating air, making fuel

'Flower Power': Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals

Made in China plane makes first commercial flight

Next-generation fluorescent and LED lighting thanks to new phosphor

A new bio-ink for 3-D printing with stem cells

Explosive renewables development can deliver on Paris

Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce





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ROBO SPACE

Germany says not blocking Chinese bid for robotics firm

MOON DAILY

Fifty Years of Moon Dust

MOON DAILY

Airbus Defence and Space to guide lunar lander to the Moon

ROBO SPACE

RE2 Robotics contracted to support USAF airfield damage repair program

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Signals detected from EgyptAir black box

ROBO SPACE

Robotics engineers design actuators inspired by muscle

UAV NEWS

DARPA sets sights on Robotic Space Plane for next generation warfare

ROBO SPACE

EU, Berlin oppose Chinese bid for German robotics maker: report

ROBO SPACE

Robot home-help and virtual reality at Taiwan's Computex

ROBO SPACE

Russia to test humanoid robot at space station in 2020

Carnegie Mellon transparency reports make AI decision-making accountable

Smart home gadgets need to live together

DRS Technologies, Roboteam partner for Army program

New technique controls autonomous vehicles on a dirt track

Artificial intelligence replaces physicists

Using static electricity, RoboBees can land and stick to surfaces

Animal training techniques teach robots new tricks

Robots get creative to cut through clutter

A year of mystery swirls around latest X-37B mission

Macau shows off robot croupiers as hopes of recovery rise

Robot's in-hand eye maps surroundings, determines hand's location

AAC Microtec to develop miniaturized motion controller for space rovers and robots

China's Midea makes takeover offer for German robotics firm

Researchers teach AI system to run complex physics experiment

Hybrid hydrostatic transmission enables robots with human-like grace and precision

Soft wearable robot lightens heavy loads

Ingestible robot operates in simulated stomach

Pentagon's research agency showcases future tech

This 5-fingered robot hand learns to get a grip on its own

Bee model will help development of aerial robotics



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