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NASA Team Prototypes Shape-Changing Robotic System for Titan Mission

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a system of small robots that combine to form a shape-changing space exploration vehicle for missions on Saturn's moons. JPL said Wednesday its Shapeshifter prototype is a semi-autonomous system of 3D printed robots that form a ground exploration platform when combined and separate into flying drones.

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NASA Installs Mobility Gear on Mars 2020 Rover

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory installed the wheels, legs and suspension to facilitate mobility of the Mars 2020 rover. The legs consist of titanium tubing and the six aluminum wheels offer cleats to provide traction as the rover traverses terrain on the red planet, space agency said Friday.

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NASA Moving Forward With Mars Helicopter Testing

NASA is bringing its Mars Helicopter to the final stages of testing in preparation for the autonomous vehicle's exploration mission in 2021. The helicopter underwent electrical connection, vibration and temperature tests in Denver before transferring to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in May for further trial and equipment installations, JPL said Thursday

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NASA Finds Solution to Address InSight Mars Lander’s Digging Issue

NASA plans to address the digging limitation of the InSight Mars robot's heat probe that results from structures blocking the lander's cameras. The heat probe is a hammering spike originally geared to dig up to 16 feet under Martian ground. However, misplaced support structures have limited the probe to no more than 12 inches of digging, the space agency said Wednesday.

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DHS, Canada’s Defense R&D Center to Evaluate Use of Artificial Intelligence in Emergency Response

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has partnered with the Canadian defense research and development center for security science to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence and situational awareness tools in critical situations. Both parties agreed to conduct an AI field experiment to determine how the Assistant for …

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Tom Soderstrom: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Uses AI, IoT Applications to Manage Cybersecurity

Tom Soderstrom, chief technology and innovation officer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said at Amazon Web Services’ Earth and Space Day held Tuesday he predicts new advances in technology will further drive breakthroughs, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Soderstrom told event audience that JPL utilizes artificial intelligence, internet of things devices, chatbots and digital …

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