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NASA's Mars 2020 rover has received its nuclear power plant developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne and Teledyne. The Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) unit will provide the robotic spacecraft with 125 W of electricity to operate the drive motors and power the onboard systems, as well as provide heat to keep the electronics warm during the sub-arctic Martian nights... Con
NASA's Curiosity lander touched down on the surface of Mars in August, 2012, and its rover payload rolled out shortly after to begin its meandering mission. While the intrepid explorer did its thing, NASA needed an educational project to help explain the technology and the mission to the general public. That role was filled by a scaled down version called ROV-E, and now tinkerers, students
Even though ESA's ExoMars 2020 rover is due to launch for the Red Planet in only two years, the robotic explorer is still lacking a name. To remedy this, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake announced today at the Farnborough International Airshow that the UK Space Agency is starting a public competition to find a suitable moniker... Continue Reading Competition to name ExoMars rover kicks off
It's the 21st century and by now, robotic helpers should be commonplace – if 1950s and 60s sci-fi predictions are to be believed. True, autonomous robots have made their way to the factory floor and busy warehouse, and are even greeting customers at some hotels. But few are out in the wild. And it's the wild that's the source of inspiration for a new breed of bots that can build structures
As a giant dust storm roars across a quarter of the face of Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover is facing possible extinction. In a teleconference, NASA engineers announced today that mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California has lost contact with the unmanned probe, as the storm prevents the craft's solar panels from charging its batteries... Continue Readi
Self-driving cars will eventually be called upon to do the fun stuff as well as the boring stuff, as the percentage of people who learn how to drive slowly drops off. Thus, Land Rover has already begun developing autonomous technology for off-road 4WD action... Continue Reading Land Rover looks to take autonomous driving off-road Category: Automotive Tags: 4WD Autono
Conducting scientific research in the ocean's surf zone can be challenging, as conventional watercraft get tossed all over the place. Well, what about using a remote-control tracked vehicle that crawls along the bottom? That's just what the Surf Rover is planned to be... Continue Reading Unmanned rover will study the surf zone Category: Marine Tags: Ocean Remote Contr
NASA's Curiosity rover has passed yet another impressive milestone, having spent 2,000 Martian days exploring one of the most enigmatic and fascinating worlds populating our solar system. Following an ambitious descent through Mars' tenuous atmosphere in August 2012, Curiosity has been slowly but deliberately trundling around a 96-mile-wide (154 km) impact crater in search of evidence that th
NASA's Curiosity rover has passed yet another impressive milestone, having spent 2,000 Martian days exploring one of the most enigmatic and fascinating worlds populating our solar system. Following an ambitious descent through Mars' tenuous atmosphere in August 2012, Curiosity has been slowly but deliberately trundling around a 96-mile-wide (154 km) impact crater in search of evidence that th
Think of the new Range Rover SV Coupé that has made its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show as a luxury SUV sports coupe with supercar performance and you'll miss what the SV Coupé is all about. This is a bespoke, limited-edition, elite automobile, and the US$295,000 price tag only gets you the base version. The SV Coupé is a limited edition blank canvas for bespoke personalization and those


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