Lecture on Space Robotics, as part of the Robotics course at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)

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Published on March 12, 2014

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Giving a short introduction into space, robots, and space robots :)
This lecture was part of the Robotics course held for Master students at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Faculty of Informatics.

more at http://Juxi.net and http://robotics.idsia.ch/

Space Robotics? robots in space? juxi@idsia.ch - http://Juxi.net Juxi Leitner Lugano, Mar 2014 IDSIA - Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale USI - Università della Svizzera Italiana

Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology (SpaceMaster) http://spacemaster.eu/ > who am i

European Space Agency esa.int/act

ROBOT? what is a robot? how do we define it?



SPACE ROBOTICS why? what kind?

FREE FLYERS satellites and spacecraft

ROBOTIC ARMS Image Courtesy: European Space Agency

EUROPEAN ROBOTIC ARM (ERA) onboard the ISS tbl 2012 complement Canadarm Images Courtesy: European Space Agency 2014 2015

CANADARM2VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLyqF17CBZk

ROBONAUT2 humanoid robot Images Courtesy: NASA

ROVERS space exploration rover ¦rōvər¦ a person who spends their time wandering Image Courtesy: NASA

SOVIET ROVERS lunar exploration Image Courtesy: NASA

NASA ROVERS martian exploration


EXOMARS european rover ESA Aurora programme cooperation with NASA Images Courtesy: ESA roscosmos

EXOMARS how to get there? Image Courtesy: ESA, CNES,Arianspace

EXOMARS how to get there?

EXOMARS how to get there?

EXOMARS how to get there?

NASA curiosity’s skycrane http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki_Af_o9Q9s

JPL video

MRO picture

NASA landing example

EXOMARS mobility (video) Video Courtesy: DLR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-kLyxhwSn0

EXOMARS (AND OTHERS) rocker bogie suspension Video Courtesy: NASA/JPL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0KQF50vV5E

NASA example


AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr58r0b5LKM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZdrcV9G3zE


EXOMARS science


ATHLETE plans for future use on lunar surface


GLXP new concepts participatory exploration Image Courtesy: Next Big Leap

INTELLIGENCE for space robots Image Courtesy: XKCD


INTERESTING ROCKS http://www.space.com/24718-mars-jelly-doughnut-rock-mystery-solved.html

approach cgp



AUTONOMOUS SCIENCE More info at http://aegis.jpl.nasa.gov/

COOPERATION of assets Image Courtesy: NASA

RENDEZVOUS intelligent control for automatic rendezvous and docking (ARD)

RENDEZVOUS on-orbit servicing missions

EVOLVING ARD evolutionary computing and neural networks for ARD


MULTI SATELLITE my work at the ACT (multi agent F6)

MULTI ROBOT “area coverage” exploration base/station support

MULTI ROBOT proposed mission concepts

HRI/HART robots interacting with humans, working together


questions? ideas? projects? juxi@idsia.ch @Juxi Juxi.net

REFERENCES • An Introduction to Space Robotics,A. Ellery, ISBN 1-85233-164-X • Pedersen, L. and Kortenkamp, D. and Wettergreen, D. and Nourbakhsh, I. A Survey of Space Robotics. 2003. • European Space Agency / Robotics Section, http://www.esa.int/robotics • NASA Robotics, http://robotics.nasa.gov & JPL Robotics, http://robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/ • Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group, http://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/reports/index.html • Neurocontrollers and Automatic Rendezvous and Docking - Advanced ConceptsTeam (ESA): http://www.esa.int/gsp/ACT/ai/pp/neurocontroller.html • Conference Proceedings: i-SAIRAS and ASTRA • For more pictures taken from rovers and other spacecraft goto http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/ or http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmghome.pl questions? ideas? projects? juxi@idsia.ch

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