Space robotics at NASA

ETH Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland

*** Please note: the date of this event has been updated from March 4 to March 18 @ 18:00 CET *** In this virtual talk, Dr. John Cooper from NASA Langley Research Center will discuss an early-stage project at NASA which uses a system of modular robotic arms working together to assemble structures in space.

Mar 18, 2022, 5:00 – 6:10 PM

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Please note: the date of this event has been updated from March 4 to March 18 @ 18:00 CET.

Curious about the latest cutting-edge space robotics being developed at NASA? In this virtual talk, Dr. John Cooper will discuss an early-stage project at NASA Langley Research Center which uses a system of modular robotic arms working together to assemble structures in space.

Over the past several decades, NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) has developed a suite of hardware and software capabilities for robotic in-space assembly. Specific robots include the Lightweight Surface Manipulation System (LSMS), Tendon-Actuated Lightweight In-Space Manipulator (TALISMAN), NASA Intelligent Jigging and Assembly Robot (NINJAR), Strut Assembly, Manufacturing, Utility & Robotic Aid (SAMURAI), and most recently the Assemblers modular robots. Alongside the hardware, software tools such as the Autonomous Entity Operations Network (AEON) and the Baseline Environment for Autonomous Modeling (BEAM) have been developed to enable communication and simulation respectively. These tools have supported foundational research in single and multi-agent control, sensing and perception, trajectory generation, task allocation, and human-machine teaming. This talk will provide a broad overview of these capabilities and go into detail on recent developments made by the Assemblers project to create modular, reconfigurable robots for autonomous in-space assembly.


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When

When

Friday, March 18, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:10 PM UTC

Agenda

Welcome
Speaker Session
Q & A
Wrap-Up

Speaker

  • John Cooper

    NASA Langley Research Center

    Research Aerospace Technologist

Organizers

  • Sarper Melik Ertekin

    ETH Zurich

    GDSC Lead

  • Arthur Serres

    ETH Zürich

    GDSC Lead

  • Bahar Açılan

    ETH Zürich

    GDSC Lead

  • Simon Sure

    ETH Zürich

    Core Team Member

  • Annina Oswald

    ETH Zurich

    Core Team Member

  • Marcel Pokorski

    ETH Zurich

    Core Team Member

  • Nicola Stella

    Core Team Member

  • JB Conan

    Core Team Member

  • Léon Noirclerc

    ETH

    Core Team Member

  • Anna Stawiska

    Core Team Member

  • Athena Schumacher

    Core Team Member

  • Hugo Fabrègues

    Core Team Member

  • Eric Nerger

    ETH Zürich

    Core Team Member

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