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May 10, 2014
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UW startup creates underwater robotics with a human touch

It should be just as easy to use a robotic arm as it is to use your own hand. That’s the thinking behind University of Washington startup BluHaptics, which is taking telerobotics — controlling robots from a distance — to … Continue reading

April 14, 2014
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International Space Station to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

A team of about 20 working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., through the lab’s Phaeton early-career-hire program, led the development of the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) investigation, which is preparing for an April 14 launch … Continue reading

November 26, 2013
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Curiosity Resumes Science after Analysis of Voltage Issue

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity resumed full science operations on Saturday, Nov. 23. Activities over the weekend included use of Curiosity’s robotic arm to deliver portions of powdered rock to a laboratory inside the rover. The powder has been stored in … Continue reading

October 5, 2012
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Easy Guider: Intuitive Visual Control Provides Faster Remote Operation of Robots

Using a novel method of integrating video technology and familiar control devices, a research team from Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing a technique to simplify remote control of robotic devices. The researchers’ aim is … Continue reading

October 3, 2012
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SBRT Can Be a Lifesaver for the Right Patients

Radiation delivered in high doses with pinpoint precision is becoming a useful tool for some patients who are otherwise running out of options. Roy Decker, MD, PhD, keeps a photograph in his desk drawer of a woman in her 80s … Continue reading

March 11, 2011
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Color View from Orbit Shows Mars Rover Beside Crater

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has nearly completed its three-month examination of a crater informally named “Santa Maria,” but before the rover resumes its overland trek, an orbiting camera has provided a color image of Opportunity beside Santa Maria. The … Continue reading