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Robotic missions to mars have been highly successful. So far, Sojourner, Spirit and Curiosity are roving the red planet and conducting experiments, but why stop there? NASA is already planning their 2020 mission. Based on Curiosity’s success, they are planning on sending out a very similar rover but with improved capabilities as explained in the […]

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2020 Mars Rover

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The Mars Curiosity Mission is by far one of the most important robotic achievements of all times. Today, we got the first 360 degrees panorama from the rover and it is quite stunning. See it for yourself over at 360cities.net. Needless to say, NASA is very proud of their achievement and they have been showing-off lots of videos and […]

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Curiosity on Mars

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Not many robots enjoy full autonomy; humans often prefer to supervise them and make sure they are doing their job right. However, there are some situations where direct supervision is impossible. For instance, when sending robots to explore space, the communication latency increases as they get farther away from us, which makes it impossible to […]

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Curiosity Approaching Mars Surface

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As you might remember, Robonaut 2 was sent to the ISS a few weeks ago. As shown in the video below, the human astronauts had a big surprise when they finally opened the storage crate that contains the humanoid robot. It seems the naughty robot got out of the box by itself and is now waiting to be given tasks to do as […]

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RobotShop is putting together a list of the most noteworthy and outright coolest robots for 2010 and we need your help. You can participate by voting in a poll on the RobotShop Forum that will decide which are The Ten Coolest Robots of 2010. We have selected twenty of the coolest robots from a cross […]

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BAE Taranis UCAV

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Robonaut R2 is almost ready to take off for its space mission. The astronaut robot which will take off for the International Space Station at the end of 2010 is almost finalized and ready for liftoff. Robonaut R2 weighs 300 pounds, or about 136 kg. It is able to manipulate objects and perform mechanical repairs […]

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