Idaho National Laboratory. German Aerospace Center. Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics - Home. The Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC) is a cluster and DLR’s competence center for research and development in the areas of robotics, mechatronics, and optical systems.Mechatronics is the closest integration of mechanics, electronics and information technology for the realization of “intelligent mechanisms” which interact with their environment.
The core competence of RMC is the interdisciplinary (virtual) design, computer-aided optimization and simulation, as well as implementation of complex mechatronic systems and human-machine interfaces. In the robotics community, the center is considered as one of the world leading institutions. The application of technology and systems developed in the cluster are focusing primarily on the programmatic tasks in the research areas space, aeronautics, and transport. The developed technologies have direct impact and applications in other societal areas such as medical robotics, factory of the future, and personal robot assistance. Work plan. NASA Robotics - Robotics Alliance Project. Mars Mobile. Newsroom Latest News Apr. 8,2014 Images From NASA Mars Rover Include Bright Spots Images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover last week include bright spots.
Such spots, not unusual in images from the rover, have multiple possible explanations.› Read More› News Archive Connect with Curiosity @MarsCuriosity Twitter feed: Image Gallery › View raw images › View all Mission Updates A look at the challenges and achievements of Curiosity's first year on Mars › Other Video Options Videos 3D Virtual Journey Mars Apps Where is Curiosity? Media Kit › Mission Fact Sheet › Landing Press Kit › Launch Press Kit › All Fact Sheets › Science Team Publications List Discoveries Media Contacts To arrange for an interview on the Mars Science Laboratory mission, call 818-354-5011 Mars ExplorationGuy Webster Media Relations Specialist 818-354-6278 JPL Director interviews, legal issues, institutional newsVeronica McGregor Media Relations Manager 818-354-5011 Mark Petrovich Television/Imaging Specialist 818-393-4359. Eyes on the Solar System. PCMAG.COM.
MSL, EDL, huh? Guide to Nasa's Mars mission lingo. Fascinated by Nasa's latest Mars mission and planning to tune in? Well, good luck understanding the space agency's everyday lingo, which resembles a sort of Martian alphabet soup. In the highly specialized world of spacecraft engineering, there are many moving parts and pieces — not to mention processes. Curiosity Cam, Ustream.TV: UPCOMING EVENTS: Sunday, August 5 NASA Mars Rover Landing 8:30 to 10:45 p.m. PT Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Landi. For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: and Follow the Curiosity rover on Twitter (@MarsCuriosity) and Facebook FAQsGet answers to some of the most common questions about Curiosity: Mission name: Mars Science Laboratory Rover name: Curiosity rover Size: About the size of a car -- 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide and 7 feet tall!
Weight: 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds) Features: Geology lab, rocker-bogie suspension, rock-vaporizing laser and lots of cameras Mission: To search areas of Mars for past or present conditions favorable for life, and conditions capable of preserving a record of life Launch: Nov. 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Arrival: August 5, 2012 PDT Length of mission on Mars: The prime mission will last one Mars year or about 23 Earth months.
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