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July 25, 2014
MARSDAILY
NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 25, 2014
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions to the Red Planet. "We are looking to broaden participation in the exploration of Mars to include new models for government and commercial partnerships," said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington. "Depending on the ou ... read more
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ROBO SPACE

This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots
To the sound of Shakira's Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) robots demonstrated their dance steps, screaming recruits drilled with bayonets and tanks rolled as China's military offered a rare moment of openness Tuesday. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Wake up, robot
Code, play and command your space droid - students across Europe can bring a squadron of minisatellites to life on the International Space Station as the ultimate space robot game. For the fou ... more
ROBO SPACE

Astronauts to Test Free-Flying "Housekeeper" Robots
Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Stati ... more
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CAR TECH

Really smart cars are ready to take the wheel
Why waste your time looking for a place to park when your car can do it for you? An idea that was pure science fiction only a few years ago is becoming reality thanks to automatic robot cars. ... more


ROBO SPACE

Human or robot? Hit Swedish TV series explores shrinking divide
He has no special interest in science fiction, but the creator of a Swedish sci-fi drama that pits robots against humans has struck a nerve among viewers. ... more
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ISS 'space truck' launch postponed: Arianespace
The July 24 launch of a robot ship to deliver provisions to the International Space Station has been postponed "for a few days", space transport firm Arianespace said Friday. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Getting a grip on robotic grasp
Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

USAF will provide assured access to space

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

SPACEMART

New launch date set for ISS delivery vessel: Arianespace
A robot ship will be launched from Kourou, French Guiana, after a five-day delay on July 29 to deliver provisions to the International Space Station, space transport firm Arianespace said Tuesday. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Squishy robots
In the movie "Terminator 2," the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Announces Early Career Faculty Space Tech Research Grants
NASA has selected seven university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs for America's space program. The selected proposals for ... more
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JOVIAN DREAMS

Looking Back at the Jupiter Crash 20 Years Later
Twenty years ago, human and robotic eyes observed the first recorded impact between cosmic bodies in the solar system, as fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the atmosphere of Jupiter. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact
Exoskeletons helping the paralysed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumours, machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers: in many respects, the future of medicine is already here. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

USAF will provide assured access to space

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

ROBO SPACE

'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says wise-cracking robot
A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper whose makers claim can read people's emotions was unveiled in Tokyo last month. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future
A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan. ... more
IRON AND ICE

Computing Paths to Asteroids Helps Find Future Exploration Opportunities
As left over building blocks of the solar system's formation, asteroids are of significant interest to scientists. Resources, especially water, embedded within asteroids could be of use to astronaut ... more
STATION NEWS

Orbital cargo ship reaches International Space Station
Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned cargo ship arrived Wednesday at the International Space Station carrying a load of food and equipment for the six-man crew at the research outpost. ... more
TECH SPACE

Four JPL Suborbital Technology Payloads Chosen
From hopping/tumbling robots to gecko-inspired adhesives, a variety of technologies have been chosen by NASA for flight on commercial reusable launch vehicles and a commercial parabolic aircraft. Th ... more

UAV NEWS

Drone lighting
Lighting is crucial to the art of photography. But lights are cumbersome and time-consuming to set up, and outside the studio, it can be prohibitively difficult to position them where, ideally, they ... more
ROBO SPACE

Your next opponent in Angry Birds could be a robot
With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of ... more
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ROBO SPACE

University Students Developing Robotic Gardening Technology

ROBO SPACE

Collisions with Robots - without Risk of Injury

ROBO SPACE

Power consumption of robot joints could be 40 percent less

ROBO SPACE

3D Google smartphones to help NASA robots navigate in space

TECH SPACE

Resolve Supplies Zoom Lenses for NASA Testing

MARSDAILY

Rover Uses Arm to Study Several Rocks and Takes Panoramic Images

ROBO SPACE

US military awards $40 million toward memory implant

ROBO SPACE

Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command

ROBO SPACE

How do ants get around? Ultra-sensitive machines measure their every step...

DRAGON SPACE

Are China's Astronauts Moonbound

Cassini Celebrates 10 Years Exploring Saturn

Collaborative learning -- for robots

Ask the crowd: Robots learn faster, better with online helpers

Upside-down drive: NASA tests under-ice space rover

Computing Paths to Asteroids Helps Find Future Exploration Opportunities

Last European space truck set for July 24 launch

IBM's Watson app whips up Big Data in the kitchen

US drone strikes set 'dangerous precedent': study

Japan unveils 'world's first' android newscaster

Opportunity is exploring the west rim of Endeavour Crater

Japan robot firm showcases thought-controlled suits

NASA Announces Latest Progress in Hunt for Asteroids

Japan PM Abe wants to stage 2020 Robot Olympics

Capabilities of unmanned ground vehicles on display

G-NIUS to Unveil New and Advanced Technologies

Supercomputer emulates teenager to pass 'Turing Test'

Football-playing robots eye their own cup, and beyond

New computer program aims to teach itself everything about anything

Drones for fun, games and more

Chatty Japan robot makes friends on first day at work

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