Posts tagged "curiosity"

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Space robots face so many dangers.

Space robots face so many dangers.

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Mars robots take plenty of selfies, too. 
(via JPL)

Mars robots take plenty of selfies, too.

(via JPL)

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So relieved that the New Year’s message from Curiosity was not “DESTROY ALL HUMANS!”

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The Mars Curiosity rover meets the facehugger in “Cool Things to Find" a video by Cinesaurus.

The Mars Curiosity rover meets the facehugger in “Cool Things to Find" a video by Cinesaurus.

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Yet another sign that humankind’s time on this Earth is rapidly drawing to a close: TIME has nominated the Curiosity rover to be its “person” of the year!

Yet another sign that humankind’s time on this Earth is rapidly drawing to a close: TIME has nominated the Curiosity rover to be its “person” of the year!

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Curiosity may one day return to Earth, says NASA boss

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What happens when an atomic-powered robot on Mars fires it’s laser.

What happens when an atomic-powered robot on Mars fires it’s laser.

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One-ton, atomic powered robot on Mars turns out to also be a bit of a litterbug. 

One-ton, atomic powered robot on Mars turns out to also be a bit of a litterbug

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Mars Rover Curiosity to Become Autonomous in 2013
NASA’s Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) software, which has been on board the Mars rover Opportunity for almost three years, will help Curiosity zoom in on features that Earth-based scientists want to see. It will use an automated image-capture process to photograph rocks meeting certain criteria, and then zoom in on them for further study. Scientists can program it to say “if you see this, do this,” which will make it easier to focus on interesting targets. NASA won’t have to go through the arduous process of checking the rover’s images for interesting features, and then telling it to proceed. (via New Brain Upgrade To Let Mars Rover Curiosity Decide For Itself Which Rocks To Zap | Popular Science)

Mars, you’ve been robopocalypsed!

joshbyard:

Mars Rover Curiosity to Become Autonomous in 2013

NASA’s Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) software, which has been on board the Mars rover Opportunity for almost three years, will help Curiosity zoom in on features that Earth-based scientists want to see. It will use an automated image-capture process to photograph rocks meeting certain criteria, and then zoom in on them for further study. Scientists can program it to say “if you see this, do this,” which will make it easier to focus on interesting targets. NASA won’t have to go through the arduous process of checking the rover’s images for interesting features, and then telling it to proceed. (via New Brain Upgrade To Let Mars Rover Curiosity Decide For Itself Which Rocks To Zap | Popular Science)

Mars, you’ve been robopocalypsed!

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This Week in Creepy Adorable Robots
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Curiosity

This Week in Creepy Adorable Robots

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