Government Robotics Research
Idaho National Laboratory
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.
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LADEE Ready for Science Now in orbit around the moon, NASA's newest lunar mission has completed the commissioning phase, and its science instruments have passed their preliminary checks. "This is very promising for LADEE's science phase - we are already seeing the shape of things to come," said Rick Elphic, LADEE project scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., the center that is managing the mission.
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 Mars Mobile
Eyes on the Solar System
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. MSL, EDL, huh? Guide to Nasa's Mars mission lingo
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: http://www.nasa.gov/msl and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl Follow the Curiosity rover on Twitter (@MarsCuriosity) and Facebook FAQsGet answers to some of the most common questions about Curiosity: http://bit.ly/h56pie 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!