… and other ponderings in 11th-dimensional space

Barajas et al., US Patent 8,369,992 Granted

February 5th, 2013
United States Patent 8,369,992
Barajas,   et al. February 5, 2013

Embedded diagnostic, prognostic, and health management system and method for a humanoid robot

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High-Resolution Self-Portrait by Curiosity Rover Arm Camera

November 12th, 2012
On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), NASA’s Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait. The mosaic shows the rover at “Rocknest,” the spot in Gale Crater where the mission’s first scoop sampling took place.

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Dr. Barajas will be the opening Keynote Speaker at the IEEE Workshop on Engineering Applications (WEA) in Bogotá, Colombia

April 26th, 2012

Talks Titles:

– NASA-GM Robonaut 2: An Engineering Revolution in Robotics and Automation

– Mars Desert Research Station: Engineering Challenges in Self-Sufficiency Conditions
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Where is Robonaut 2? where no humanoid robot has gone before.

January 3rd, 2012

The original Robonaut 2 (R2) is at the NASA-JSC in Houston, TX (Left). The second R2, originally intended for GM, ended up in the International Space Station (Right). There are two more R2’s, a flight copy of the one in the ISS, which is in Houston and the newest R2 which is at the GM Global R&D Center in Warren, MI.

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