HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Guest Blogs
NASA Interview With Terry Fong: Intelligent Robotics Group
7/2/2013

Image 1 of 5      Next >

Figure 1: The K10 robot is a member of a series of interplanetary rovers.   (Source: NASA IRG)
Figure 1: The K10 robot is a member of a series of interplanetary rovers.
(Source: NASA IRG)

Image 1 of 5      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS
Cabe Atwell   7/31/2013 7:12:34 PM
NO RATINGS
The K 10 series seem robust enough for most exploration expeditions and if they can actually implement an inductive charging solution the robot will be able to explore vast regions of planetary surfaces far longer than any solar-powered rover. 

bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS
bobjengr   7/5/2013 11:08:15 AM
NO RATINGS
 Excellent post Steve.  Good information.  I was unaware of this program and the status of efforts NASA is undertaking with robotic systems. One of the things I find really interesting is the seemingly small "footprint" or wheel base these systems have. I would have expected a much wider "stance" to preclude tipping.  You did mention the systems would steer away from terrain to steep or rocky so as to maintain the upright condition but I wonder if this is always possible.   Again, excellent post.  

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Advanced Robotics
Greg M. Jung   7/2/2013 12:50:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Good article on the advancements of intelligent robotic design.   I especially like the design goal of reliable, robust and safe systems.

Partner Zone
More Blogs from Guest Blogs
It seems that gears have been around forever -- what could be new?
The use of ZNE technology buildings not only reduces cost and creates renewable energy, but it can give a boost to the economy. The implementation and execution will require a workforce, which means the result can be increased employment.
The use of CFD is more profound in automobile design because of the diverse physics involved. It can be used to optimize components for downsizing and reducing the environmental footprint while maintaining or improving operational efficiency.
A Detroit automaker was struggling with a semi-manual, labor-intensive parts receiving process. Workers had enter parts into a spreadsheet manually at a stationary workstation. This stopped the receiving process dead in its tracks. A better system was needed.
Pressure sensors can be used in a wide range of applications. It’s imperative that they’re suited for use in hazardous situations and are fully compliant with one of several protection standards.
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 21 - 25, Design Products With Bluetooth Low Energy
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service