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post Dec 12 2005, 08:29 PM
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Robotic 'spiders' could be the key to building large-scale structures in space,
according to ESA's Advanced Concepts Team. The tiny mechanical spiders would
inch their way across large nets of fabric in space performing small tasks or
lining up to create an antenna or some other structure.

Full story:

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMHVXVLWFE_index_0.html


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Exploring Caves with Hopping Microbots

Astrobiology Magazine Dec. 8, 2005
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NASA-funded researchers are
developing "hopping microbots"
capable of exploring hazardous
terrain, including underground caves
and one day, to search for life
below the surface of...

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post Dec 23 2005, 12:06 PM
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On the excellent " The Planets " DVD set of BBC, Steve Squyres describe a robotic mission to the moon Europa... this is illustrated by a great animation showing a landing on Europa, melt down through the icy crust and underwater movement of a futuristic robotic probe ohmy.gif
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post Dec 23 2005, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ Dec 23 2005, 07:06 AM)
On the excellent " The Planets " DVD set of BBC, Steve Squyres describe a robotic mission to the moon Europa... this is illustrated by a great animation showing a landing on Europa, melt down through the icy crust and underwater movement of a futuristic robotic probe  ohmy.gif
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On the PBS special Life Beyond Earth, produced by Timothy Ferris, they had a segment depicting a lander on Europa and its ice-burrowing cryobot, which you can see a still of here:

http://www.pbs.org/lifebeyondearth/alone/europa.html


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"After having some business dealings with men, I am occasionally chagrined,
and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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post Jan 11 2006, 02:28 PM
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Robonauts

Boston Globe January 9, 2006

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The new robot designs for space
exploration are part of a broader
shift toward a vision of robots that
are partners, not simply
remote-controlled probes.

At the Computer Science and Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory at MIT,
robots are developing the skills
they'll need to be useful to people.

The Mertz robot recognizes faces and
distinguishes...

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and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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post Jan 16 2006, 04:39 PM
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Robot

http://www.astrobio.net/news/article1834.html

Will robots one day rule the world? For decades this notion has both fascinated
and terrified humans, our hungry imagination fed by Hollywood blockbusters and
sci-fi novels. Now a new generation of robots promises a breakthrough in the
world of Artificial Intelligence as they become capable of cognitive thought
processes.


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"After having some business dealings with men, I am occasionally chagrined,
and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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- ljk4-1   Future Robot Space Explorers   Dec 12 2005, 08:29 PM
- - ljk4-1   A novel astronaut training system, innovative plan...   Dec 23 2005, 02:15 AM
- - lyford   Interesting Variable Geometry "Walkers" ...   Dec 23 2005, 05:27 AM
- - PhilCo126   On the excellent " The Planets " DVD set...   Dec 23 2005, 12:06 PM
|- - ljk4-1   QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ Dec 23 2005, 07:06 AM)On t...   Dec 23 2005, 02:24 PM
|- - ljk4-1   Robonauts Boston Globe January 9, 2006 *********...   Jan 11 2006, 02:28 PM
|- - ljk4-1   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Robot http://www.astrobio...   Jan 16 2006, 04:39 PM
|- - exobioquest   There are three futures of robotics: 1. Robots wil...   Jan 16 2006, 06:24 PM
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- - lyford   Um, yikes? Engineers Unveil Futuristic Unmanned ...   Apr 30 2006, 05:52 PM
|- - Tom Tamlyn   QUOTE (lyford @ Apr 30 2006, 01:52 PM) I ...   Apr 30 2006, 08:12 PM
- - ljk4-1   ENERGY TECH - Researchers Focus On Spacecraft Pow...   May 2 2006, 03:32 PM
|- - The Messenger   QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ May 2 2006, 09:32 AM...   May 2 2006, 06:00 PM
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