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Ford Studying Space #Robots to Master V2X - via EE Times - #robot #robotics

Ford Studying Space #Robots to Master V2X - via EE Times - #robot #robotics

MADISON, Wis. -- I recently came across Ford Motor Company’s announcement claiming that the company is studying space robots for connected-vehicle communications. Call me slow on the uptake but at first glance I failed to make connections between space robots and vehicle-to-vehicle/vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. Seriously, why would a carmaker want to talk with robots in space? How would that be relevant to the future of V2X, which is obviously taking place on earth? I finally had a chance to interrogate Oleg Gusikhin, technical leader in systems analytics for Ford. He was fresh back from vacation earlier this week. Gusikhin explained that Ford’s main interest is in understanding the theoretical fundamentals of a “delay-tolerant communication network.” He told me to picture a number of robots in a space station. As humans on earth send commands to these robots, ...

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