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February 08, 2016
Dawn now circling Ceres in its final orbit
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 07, 2016
A veteran interplanetary traveler is writing the closing chapter in its long and storied expedition. In its final orbit, where it will remain even beyond the end of its mission, at its lowest altitude, Dawn is circling dwarf planet Ceres, gathering an album of spellbinding pictures and other data to reveal the nature of this mysterious world of rock and ice. Ceres turns on its axis in a little more than nine hours (one Cerean day). Meanwhile, its new permanent companion, a robotic emissary from Ea ... read more
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Chip could bring deep learning to mobile devices
In recent years, some of the most exciting advances in artificial intelligence have come courtesy of convolutional neural networks, large virtual networks of simple information-processing units, whi ... more

Arlington Capital Partners buying iRobot business unit
The Defense & Security business unit of iRobot Corporation is being acquired by Arlington Capital Partners, a private equity firm. ... more

Opportunity Reaches 12 Years on Mars!
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater. The rover is up on north-facing slopes for improved solar array energy production. The rover is conducting an in-situ ... more
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New Tool Provides Successful Visual Inspection of ISS Robot Arm
Gas station attendant, electronics installer, home inspector: is there any fix-it job that NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) can't tackle during its four-year career? As NASA takes a break in R ... more


NASA Webb Telescope mirrors installed with robotic arm precision
Inside a massive clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team is steadily installing the largest space telescope mirror ever. Unlike ot ... more

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Russia launches ambitious cosmic robotics project
The development of state-of-the-art robots capable of operating in outer space will begin in Russia this year, media reports said. Russian scientists will begin the development of sophisticate ... more

Scientists build a neural network using plastic memristors
Scientists from the Kurchatov Institute, MIPT, the University of Parma (Italy), Moscow State University, and Saint Petersburg State University have created a neural network based on polymeric memris ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US hopes to send anti-missile system to SKorea 'as quickly as possible'

China Conducts Final Tests on Most Powerful Homegrown Rocket

Kazakhstan Ratifies Protocol With Russia for Baikonur Cosmodrome Incidents

China to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in five years

45th SW supports Air Force GPS IIF-12 launch aboard an Atlas V

Turkish Aerospace Industries UAV Anka makes debut flight

Elbit Systems reveals Seagull unmanned surface vehicle


Thales, ASV to jointly develop unmanned surface vehicle technology
Thales and ASV have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of unmanned surface vehicle technology. ... more

NASA counting on humanoid robots in deep space exploration
As humanity moves forward with space exploration, we should prepare for risky and extremely hazardous endeavors such as manned missions to Mars and asteroids. Having fully operational robotic help r ... more

Scientists urge world to stop killer robots
The world must act quickly to avert a future in which autonomous robots with artificial intelligence roam the battlefields killing humans, scientists and arms experts warned at an elite gathering in the Swiss Alps. ... more
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'Squishy' robot fingers aid deep sea exploration
During a 2014 talk on his exploration of deep-sea coral reefs, Baruch College marine biologist David Gruber showed a video of clunky robotic hands collecting fragile specimens of coral and sponges f ... more

The Voyage of a Lifetime: New Horizons Marks 10 Years Since Launch
Ten years ago one of the great robotic explorers of our age - NASA's New Horizons spacecraft - rocketed into the sky above the Florida coastline. The tiny probe - weighing barely 1,000 pounds - sped ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US hopes to send anti-missile system to SKorea 'as quickly as possible'

China Conducts Final Tests on Most Powerful Homegrown Rocket

Kazakhstan Ratifies Protocol With Russia for Baikonur Cosmodrome Incidents

China to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in five years

45th SW supports Air Force GPS IIF-12 launch aboard an Atlas V

Turkish Aerospace Industries UAV Anka makes debut flight

Elbit Systems reveals Seagull unmanned surface vehicle


European space boss has 'crazy' Moon Village plan
The European Space Agency's new boss elaborated Friday on his vision for a multinational research village on the Moon - a leading contender for a project to succeed the International Space Station. ... more

Trimble to provide GPS survey systems for U.S. Marines
The U.S. Navy selected Trimble to supply its GPS Survey systems to the U.S. Marines to be used for topographic missions. ... more

Microbots individually controlled using 'mini force fields'
Researchers are using a technology likened to "mini force fields" to independently control individual microrobots operating within groups, an advance aimed at using the tiny machines in areas includ ... more

Russian Scientists Developing Avatar Robot for Extraterrestrial Exploration
Russian scientists from the state-run Android Technics firm are working on an "avatar robot" that will replace humans on dangerous missions, such as during the exploration of the moon or Mars, the h ... more

Will computers ever truly understand what we're saying
From Apple's Siri to Honda's robot Asimo, machines seem to be getting better and better at communicating with humans. But some neuroscientists caution that today's computers will never truly underst ... more

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NASA Marshall Center to Host FIRST Robotics Kick-Off at USSRC
The 2016 FIRST Robotics season, a national robotic competition for students grades 9-12, will kick-off Jan. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The ... more

Time running out for comet probe Philae
Scientists will send a few final prods to robot lab Philae, incommunicado on the surface of a comet hurtling through space, but hopes for a reply are running out, they said Tuesday. ... more
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Russia's Uran-9 robotic combat system hits international market


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Russia Postpones Plans on Extensive Moon Exploration Until 2025

James Webb Space Telescope mirror halfway complete

Mystery of heat loss from the Earth's crust has been solved

Teaching machines to see

Magnetic nanoparticle chains offer new technique for controlling soft robots

'Robot locust' can traverse rocky terrain and assist in search and rescue

Unscheduled spacewalk likely on Monday

NASA spacewalk to fix ISS rail car

Opportunity performs a week of robotic arm at Marathon Valley

Agreement with Chinese Space Tech Lab Will Advance Exploration Goals

Scientists teach machines to learn like humans

SSL selected for NASA project to develop robotic on-orbit satellite assembly

Tech titans pledge $1 bn for artificial intelligence research

Opportunity on west rim of Endeavour Crater within Marathon Valley

Robot adds new twist to NIST antenna measurements and calibrations

ULC Robotics AND SGN Unveil The Next Generation Of Pipeline Robotics

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

Robot arm simulates close approach of ESA's asteroid mission

UW roboticists learn to teach robots from babies

Swimming devices could deliver drugs inside the body

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