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Slideshow: Evolution of the Robotic Canadarm

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   10/24/2012 7:00:28 PM
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Rob, to answer your earlier question, looks like the Canadian Space Agency is also working on lunar and planetary rovers, which I'll be reporting on soon.

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Ann R. Thryft   10/24/2012 6:59:20 PM
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Rob, CSA worked very closely with NASA throughout these designs, so I'm sure they did share at least some technology.

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Rob Spiegel   10/24/2012 6:07:46 PM
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I wonder if they share system info, data, and technology with NASA -- and vice versa. NASA has tons of data that they keep using over and over again.

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Ann R. Thryft   10/24/2012 12:46:42 PM
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Absolutely it's different, although not entirely so. That's why so many of the new NG version's components comprise a testbed.

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Rob Spiegel   10/24/2012 12:33:50 PM
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That's very interesting, Ann. The physics of space would require completely different materials engineering. I would imagine that requires some very sophisticated simulation and modeling.

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Ann R. Thryft   10/24/2012 12:02:15 PM
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Rob, the Canadarm was designed to work in a weightless, zero-G environment, as we discussed below regarding Lou's comment. So the only "crossover" apps would be others in space, since the arms are too heavy to operate in Earth's 1G.

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Rob Spiegel   10/24/2012 12:43:14 AM
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Seems logical, Ann. This is a stunning display of robots in space. The photos are just beautiful.

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Ann R. Thryft   10/23/2012 12:12:33 PM
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Rob, good question. I haven't seen anything about the technology being used in crossover applications, but that does look like an obvious possibility.

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Ann R. Thryft   10/23/2012 12:11:44 PM
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Scott, you're welcome, and glad you enjoyed the slideshow.

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Rob Spiegel   10/22/2012 8:21:47 PM
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A 30-year project. That's impressive. Has the technology centered in particular industries in addition to aerospace?

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