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NASA interview with Terry Fong: Intelligent Robotics Group | EDN via @edncom

NASA interview with Terry Fong: Intelligent Robotics Group | EDN via @edncom

So, I found out recently that “number 5 IS alive!”, except in the new millennium, it’s K10! Figure 1: The K10 robot is a member of a series of interplanetary rovers (Image courtesy of NASA IRG) I recently spoke to Terry Fong, Director of Intelligent Robotics Group and project manager of NASA Human Exploration Telerobotics. Fong stresses that human/robot collaboration in future projects will necessitate a team approach. Physical interactions must be monitored with collision detection algorithms and sensors, activity coordination and conveyance of information will be critical. So Human Robot Interaction (HRI) methods need be employed. An entire conference exisits for HRI . The Human-Robotic Systems Project includes four robots with four very different missions. These K10 robots are basically the same except for some payload differences. Communications I was curious about the...

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