[SpaceProgram] Fast Company - NASA Tests Helper Robots Inspired By Star Wars And Powered By Android

Huei Ming Tan tanhueiming at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 14:01:46 CET 2012

NASA's SPHERES<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/tdm/telerobotics/11-160.html>
Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites) are one step
along that path. They've been around since 2006. The bowling-ball-sized
robots fly around the International Space Station using CO2 thrusters. If
you think they look kind of like Luke Skywalker's lightsaber training
that's no coincidence. MIT professor David Miller used that scene as
inspiration when he assigned the project to his students.

Warmest regards,
Huei Ming
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