Space robotics at NASA

ETH Zurich
Fri, Mar 18, 2022, 6:00 PM (CET)

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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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Friday, Mar 18
6:00 PM - 7:10 PM (CET)


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