30 Jan '13, 4pm

On Automaton: NASA Now Has Robot Gas Station for Space, Robot Miner for the Moon #robotics

If Opportunity and Curiosity aren't impressive enough robots for you, you should probably have your head examined, but until you can find the time for that, here are some other fairly awesome robots from NASA that have been in the news this week: one of them pumps gas, and the other one digs dirt. Yeah, maybe they don't sound awesome, but just trust us on this, okay? Awesome NASA robot #1 is Dextre, who this week successfully completed a test refueling of a mock satellite on the exterior of the ISS. Successful is good, but what's most important about the test is that the mock satellite that Dextre refueled was mock-designed not to be refueled at all. With a few very pricey exceptions (like Hubble), satellites are not designed to be serviced, but Dextre showed that it could use tools to crack open normal satellites and pump fuel into them anyway. In this latest set of opera...

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