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NASA Robonaut 2 Gets Legs
2013-12-10 12:21:04

[ Watch the Video: NASA Building Legs For ISS Robonaut 2 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what seems to be the latest step toward Star Trek-like technology, NASA has finished building mechanized legs for the International Space Station’s (ISS) robotic crew member, R2. Currently attached to a support post, the R2 robot arrived on the ISS back in February 2011 and has been performing a series of tasks to test its functionality in a microgravity environment....

2013-11-12 23:23:11

Philip M. Saunders, retired Engineering Director of the Northrop Grumman Corporation and Leland Malcolm Nicolai, PhD, Fellow Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, were honored with the SAE International Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award during the SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition held recently in Montreal, Canada. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Philip M. Saunders, retired Engineering Director of the Northrop Grumman Corporation...

DARPA Wants Hackers, Developers To Design Better Defense Systems
2013-10-24 15:53:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has put out the call to developers and hackers to create a “fully automated cyber defense system” that is capable of protecting itself from digital attacks as well as launching these attacks against other systems. According to DARPA, it’s not simply enough for a defense system to know when it’s being attacked, it must also heal and protect itself without any human...


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