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NASAs Low G Mapping and Maintenance Robotics

Fan Robotics in Space

NASA's Space Robots Hit Another Milestone


Liam Tung, July 26, 2022

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Astrobee robots have concluded the first stage of a project to assess autonomous spacecraft monitoring, maintenance, and incident response aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Electric fans propel each 12-inch-wide cube-shaped robot, which can independently return to a docking station to recharge. Each robot also has a perching arm that can grip handrails or help astronauts. The completed project phase involved two Astrobees, Bumble and Queen, working independently alongside astronauts in separate areas of the station. Bumble tested its navigation skills in ISS's Harmony module as it collected new station mapping data, while Queen recorded its first 360-degree panoramic image of the ISS's interior....'

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