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May 22, 2015
LAUNCH PAD
SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown
Miami (AFP) May 21, 2015
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said. The Dragon began its journey back to Earth at 7:04 am (1104 GMT), when the US space agency broadcast images of the white capsule floating away from the space station's robotic arm. The vessel, aided by parachutes, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Long Beach, California at 1642 GMT, SpaceX said. The Dra ... read more
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IRON AND ICE

NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic s ... more
ROBO SPACE

Fast Track Program invites non-traditional Roboticists to bolster security
The past 10 years have seen an explosion of robotics advances from small businesses and individuals, thanks in part to lower manufacturing costs and the global rise of community workshops such as ma ... more
IRON AND ICE

NASA asks for new ideas to bolster asteroid redirect mission
NASA is asking American tech, engineering and aerospace firms for fresh ideas on how best to maneuver an asteroid. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Robot pets to rise in an overpopulated world
University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Dr Jean-Loup Rault says the prospect of robopets and virtual pets is not as far-fetched as we may think. His paper in the latest edition of Frontier ... more


ROBO SPACE

Exploring a new frontier of cyber-physical systems: The human body
The National Science Foundation has announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems (CPS). One projec ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Servosila Introduces a Disaster Response Robot "Engineer"
Servosila introduces a new product, a disaster response robot called Servosila "Engineer", equipped with a robotic arm manipulator. The robot is designed for use by disaster response services as a b ... more
ROBO SPACE

Toward a squishier robot
For decades, robots have advanced the efficiency of human activity. Typically, however, robots are formed from bulky, stiff materials and require connections to external power sources; these feature ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Nuclear disarmament talks struggle to reach action plan

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

Saudi Arabia, Turkey request $2B in U.S. military equipment deals

Exelis, Leidos continue work on new radar counter-measures system

China 'severely concerned' over US spying accusations

INDRA test advanced defense and cyber defense systems in Peru

S. Korea, Japan defence chiefs to hold 1st meet in 4 years

ROBO SPACE

Robot rodeo: Remote-control bomb squads compete at Sandia labs
Both civilian and military bomb squad teams gathered with their robot companions in New Mexico this week to compete in the Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise at Sandia National Laboratories. ... more
WATER WORLD

MIT engineers hand 'cognitive' control to underwater robots
For the last decade, scientists have deployed increasingly capable underwater robots to map and monitor pockets of the ocean to track the health of fisheries, and survey marine habitats and species. ... more
ROBO SPACE

An important step in artificial intelligence
In what marks a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated the functionality of a simple artificial neural circuit. For the first time, a ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Will a soft robot be first to explore Europa's oceans?
Long intrigued by Europa's icy, water-logged environs, researchers around the world are trying figure out the best way to explore the alien world up close. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Controlling swarms of robots with a finger
Using a smart tablet and a red beam of light, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a system that allows people to control a fleet of robots with the swipe of a finger. A person t ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Nuclear disarmament talks struggle to reach action plan

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

Saudi Arabia, Turkey request $2B in U.S. military equipment deals

Exelis, Leidos continue work on new radar counter-measures system

China 'severely concerned' over US spying accusations

INDRA test advanced defense and cyber defense systems in Peru

S. Korea, Japan defence chiefs to hold 1st meet in 4 years

ROBO SPACE

Device could greatly improve speech and image recognition
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and the Russian Academy of Sciences have successfully demonstrated pattern recognition using a magnonic holograph ... more
ROBO SPACE

IBM's Watson strives to be jack of all trades
Watson already has won a major TV game show, is looking for a cure for cancer and has ambitious gastronomy ambitions including devising a recipe for chocolate-beef burritos. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Watch a simple tablet control robot swarm
Engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have programmed a fleet of robots to respond to a basic set of commands issued via a tablet device. ... more
UAV NEWS

Next X-37B Mission Set To Begin Soon
The fourth flight of the X-37B robot spaceplane will soon begin. This mission is groundbreaking! It's hardly the first launch, but it's the first time that we have been openly told about the payload ... more
IRON AND ICE

New bid to contact Europe's comet probe
Europe will launch a new bid Friday to communicate with its comet lander Philae, hurtling towards the Sun some 360 million kilometres (224 million miles) from Earth, ground operators said. ... more
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MARSDAILY

Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert
A team of Cornell engineering students has advanced to the finals of the University Rover Challenge, a competition to build and operate a prototype radio-controlled vehicle that could assist astrona ... more
WATER WORLD

Engineers empower underwater robots to take on decision making
Currently, most autonomous underwater robots take on minor tasks and human programmers dictate the decision-making process, instructing the submersibles on how best to execute a dive plan. They key in the commands, and the robot goes to work. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

IBM's Watson extends cancer insights to 14 new centers

ROBO SPACE

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LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at space station

Why astronomers hate the lawn-mowing Roomba

Navy receives additional counter-mine hull inspection systems

Mars Test Rover Joins Runners at Finish Line

Robotic Arm Gets Busy on Rock Outcrop

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Scientists hold breath for comet lander to wake

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Saucers, totes, cans, passion and dedication shape local students at JSC

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NASA selects proposals for ultra-lightweight material development

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