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Where is Robonaut 2? where no humanoid robot has gone before.

Jan 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, NASA, Robonaut, Robonaut 2, Robotics

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 […]



Barajas, US Patent 7,999,664 Granted

Aug 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Patents

United States Patent 7,999,664 Barajas August 16, 2011 Behavior-based low fuel warning system.



GM-NASA’s Robonaut 2 Demo at the Warren Tech Center

Dec 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, NASA, Robonaut 2

During the week of December 8th, 2010, Robonaut 2 traveled to Michigan for a series of media events and demonstrations at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren. Here we are at the GM R&D Center demonstrating its firm but gentle handshaking and camera posing behaviours. In addition, interactive sessions were organized for FIRST Robotics […]



Leandro’s Math Genealogy Tree back to 1300’s A.D.

Oct 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Fun

My Math Genealogy Ancestors can be traced back, among others, to Gauß, Ohm, Leibniz, Copernicus, Bode, Laplace, Fourier, Lipschitz, Dirichlet, Poisson, Lagrange, Euler, and Bernoulli. As of 2010/10/02 I have 187 known ancestors in my tree going back to the 13th century. The Java applet below will allow you to browse the complete tree (It […]



Robonaut 2, the Next Generation Dexterous Robot

Aug 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, NASA, Robonaut 2

JSC2010-E-089924 (10 June 2010) — Robonaut 2, a dexterous, humanoid astronaut helper, will fly to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission. Although it will initially only participate in operational tests, upgrades could eventually allow the robot to realize its true purpose — helping spacewalking astronauts with tasks outside the […]



Schultz & Barajas, US Patent 7,771,089 Granted

Aug 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Patents

United States Patent 7,771,089 Schultz & Barajas August 10, 2010 High intensity and low power signaling device with heat dissipation system.



Barajas et al. US Patent 7,761,389 Granted

Jul 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Patents

United States Patent 7,761,389 Medasani, Barajas   et al. July 20, 2010 Method for anomaly prediction of battery parasitic load.



What will inspire tomorrow’s rocket scientists? – CNN.com

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA

What will inspire tomorrow’s rocket scientists?By Lauren Russell, CNNJuly 23, 2010 — Updated 1242 GMT (2042 HKT)   . STORY HIGHLIGHTS Astronaut Chris Ferguson says human spaceflight inspired him when he was younger There are no set plans for human spaceflight within Obama’s NASA revamp Ferguson and others in aerospace worry what will inspire children […]



Robonaut 2

Feb 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, NASA, Robonaut, Robonaut 2, Robotics

In the current iteration of Robonaut, Robonaut 2 or R2, NASA and General Motors are working together to accelerate development of the next generation of robots and related technologies for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. Robonaut 2 (R2) is a state of the art highly dexterous anthropomorphic robot. Like its predecessor Robonaut 1 […]



National Weather Service Forecast for Troy, MI (KVLL)

Jul 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Airports, Aviation, Featured Articles, Resources

This is the 7-Day Forecast for Lat. 42.58°N and Long. 83.13°W (Elev. 676 ft) -via National Weather Service Your browser does not support iframes.