Robots compete in DARPA's Subterranean Challenge to prep for alien life hunt

This week DARPA kicks off a competition called the Subterranean Challenge, where hordes of robots are unleashed into caves and tunnels to test how well they can autonomously navigate these environments. One team, headed up by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), is entering a crew of bots that could inform future designs of spacefaring robots that explore caves and lava tubes on other planets and moons... Continue Reading Robots compete in DARPA's Subterranean Challenge to prep for alien life hunt Category: Robotics Tags: DARPA DARPA Robotics Challenge JPL NASA Robot Robotic Robotics Robots Rover

Robots compete in DARPA's Subterranean Challenge to prep for alien life hunt

This week DARPA kicks off a competition called the Subterranean Challenge, where hordes of robots are unleashed into caves and tunnels to test how well they can autonomously navigate ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Gizmag

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Phys.org

'MacGyver'-like robot can build own tools by assessing form, function of supplies

Thanks to new technology that enables them to create simple tools, robots may be on the verge of their own version of the Stone Age.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from TechXplore

Amazonís autonomous robots have started delivering packages in a new location: Southern California.

After nearly eight months of knowledge-gathering street tests and thousands of successful deliveries, Amazon has announced that its delivery robots have begun delivering packages to customers ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from The Washington Post

DARPA drones surround mock city hall as part of autonomous swarming demonstration

Small unmanned aircraft are already more than bit-part players in military operations, and when they're able to work together they could bring even more to the table. One of the many ...

Sun 11 Aug 19 from Gizmag

Amazon's self-driving delivery robots head to California

Amazon's self-driving robots will be roaming the streets of another neighborhood.

Tue 6 Aug 19 from TechXplore

Robots Explore 'Mars-Like' Lava Field in Iceland as Prep for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover

Researchers traveled to Iceland this summer to test a prototype rover and drone. These tests will help to inform the Mars 2020 operations team.

Wed 21 Aug 19 from SPACE.com

NASA goes to Iceland to prepare for Mars mission

This is not the first time Iceland is used as a training ground for NASA missions.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from ZME Science

NASA Tests Mars 2020 Rover Prototype at Icelandic Lava Field

Scientists tested a Mars rover prototype in July at the Lambahraun lava field in Iceland to prepare for the Mars 2020 mission. With its black basalt sand, wind-swept ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Geek.com

NASA puts its prototype Mars rover to the test at Icelandic lava field

For three weeks, 15 scientists and engineers sent by the US space agency descended on Iceland's Lambahruan lava field last month to develop a prototype Mars rover for ahead of 2020 mission.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

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