Precise Navigation using LEO Satellites, with Tyler Reid

Dr. Tyler Reid, CTO of Xona Space Systems, discusses a new approach to global navigation satellite systems designed for self-driving cars.
02 November 2022, by



Unconventional Space Robots, with Stephanie Schneider

Schneider, PhD Candidate at Stanford, explains her work on Reachbot, a long-reach crawling and anchoring robot repurposes extendable booms for mobile manipulation in Outer Space. They discuss the challenges and exciting elements of robotic prototyping for low-gravity or otherwise unique environments.
17 December 2021, by



Swarms in Space, with Giovanni Beltrame

Robohub Podcast · Swarms in Space In this episode, Lilly interviews Giovanni Beltrame, Professor of Computer and Software Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal where he directs the Maki...
10 May 2021, by



Exploring Venus with a Clockwork Rover, with Jonathan Sauder

Robohub Podcast · Exploring Venus with a Clockwork Rover In this episode, Lilly interviews Jonathan Sauder, the Principal Investigator of a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts project to design a ro...
04 November 2020, by



Planetary Drilling, with Kris Zacny

Robohub Podcast · Planetary Drilling In this episode, Lilly Clark interviews Kris Zacny, the Vice President of Exploration Technologies at Honeybee Robotics.  They discuss two focuses of developm...
07 October 2020, by



High Earth Orbit Robotics, with William Crowe

Robohub Podcast · High Earth Orbit Robotics In this episode, Lilly interviews Dr. William Crowe, CEO of High Earth Orbit (HEO) Robotics. The mission of HEO Robotics is to provide high quality imag...
14 July 2020, by




Seeing like a Rover, with Janet Vertessi

Robohub Podcast · Seeing like a Rover In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Janet Vertessi, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton, on her book Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams, ...
28 April 2020, by



Cognitive Robotics Under Uncertainty, with Marlyse Reeves

In this episode Lilly Clark interviews Marlyse Reeves, PhD student at MIT, about her work in cognitive robotics and hybrid activity-motion planning. Reeves discusses the role of robotics in space, the...
26 November 2019, by

Want to build a Moon base? Easy, just print it

Planetary Resources, a company hoping to make asteroid mining into a trillion dollar industry, earlier this year unveiled the world’s first 3D printed object made from bits of an asteroid. 3D pri...
21 April 2017, by

Space for the masses as helium balloons and remote control planes reach through the stratosphere

Space will soon be within the grasp of everyday people, small countries, researchers or start-up companies thanks to a fleet of low-cost launch vehicles under development across Europe. From remote...
21 November 2016, by

Schiaparelli, are you there? The high risks of space robotics again crash home

In Darmstadt, Germany, European Space Agency (ESA) teams are scrambling to confirm contact with the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM), Schiaparelli—the spectre of Philae still hau...
20 October 2016, by



LunaRoo, with Jürgen Leitner

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley interviews Jürgen "Juxi" Leitner, a researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Robots Vision in the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Leitner spe...
17 September 2016, by

Can I trust my robot? And should my robot trust me?

If we are serious about long-term human presence in space, such as manned bases on the moon or Mars, we must figure out how to streamline human-robot interactions....
07 April 2016, by

Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet

UPDATE: ESA's Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03...
12 November 2014, by

Antares orb-3 accident

A very unfortunate incident for NASA and the commercial orbital transportation services program took place yesterday. The Antares rocket that was about to send the Cygnus spacecraft on the ISS explode...
29 October 2014, by

Curiosity’s Martian anniversary selfie is a sign of the times

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover captures a selfie to mark a full Martian year - 687 Earth days - spent exploring the Red Planet. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Robots, selfies and remote connectedne...
26 June 2014, by and

SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2

Tonight at 7PM PT SpaceX will reveal Dragon V2 -their next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space. UPDATE: read our de-briefing of the presentation below...
29 May 2014, by

Back on Earth, Part 3

Special thanks again to "NateFan", whose comment inspired today's comic. I hope the characters referenced from NASA are good sports, I figured they'd crack up over Nate's "findings" regarding facia...
16 April 2014, by

Back on Earth, Part 2

In the comments below, tell me, what questions would researchers want answered about Nate's experiences on Mars? I'll select the best and make comics out of them (showing how Nate answers) in the next...
07 March 2014, by

Back on Earth

I guess all those other Mars rovers just landed in the wrong spot? I had this idea yesterday to try something a little different. In the comments below, tell me, what questions would researchers want ...
28 February 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 8

The mission to Mars concludes now that Nate is back on Earth, but do you think the adventure is really over?  Learn more about Nate's wacky life at his Website....
21 February 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 7

  Stay tuned next week for the exciting conclusion of Nate's "mission to Mars" experience.  As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
17 February 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 6

I want to thank Robonaut for being a great sport and being willing to appear in this week's comic!  When I got done with last week's comic, for fun I sent a tweet to Robonaut asking him to join Nate ...
07 February 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 5

  We all know that the first thing we'd want to do on a planet with low gravity is a Michael Jordon dunk. As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
31 January 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 4

As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
24 January 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 3

  As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
17 January 2014, by

Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

NASA, MIT and DARPA will host the Fifth Annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Student Challenge today at 7:30am (EST). The event will take place at MIT's campus in Cambridge, Mass. where student teams from the...
17 January 2014, by

Mission to Mars, Part 2

10 January 2014, by

Video: Panel discussion celebrating 10 years of the Mars Exploration Rover

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 10:30AM - 12PM Eastern Time:  NASA and the Smithsonian team up to facilitate two panel discussions on Mars robotic and human missions. Held in NASM's Moving Beyond Earth gallery, par...
06 January 2014, by

Mission to Mars

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break!  As always, remember you can see more at Nate's Website....
03 January 2014, by

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