Breaking News
Speed2Design: Shaking Robonaut's Hand
12/23/2013

Image 1 of 17      Next >

Image 1 of 17      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Bert22306
User Rank
CEO
Just like Star Trek
Bert22306   12/23/2013 6:06:02 PM
NO RATINGS
Looks to me like NASA is creating "the Borg." I would think one really good application for the completely robotic Borg is to go to the first few missions to Mars, unaccompanied by humans. The disconcerting spider legs might be a good mode for locomotion on Mars.

Then again, if Martians see such monsters coming from Earth, they may object to our ever being there. Esthetics matter, even to extraterrestrials, I'm convinced. First impressions are very important!

Sanjib.A
User Rank
CEO
Simply awesome!!
Sanjib.A   12/29/2013 12:20:44 PM
NO RATINGS
Really a great experience and thanks again for sharing. Apart from the Robonauts I like the idea of the robotic gloves a lot!! Why is the head of the Robonauts or the spider legs are having golden colour? I see a lot is the parts in the photos to have golden colour...any special reason that is made for? Any special alloy is used to make those part for special reasons?

More Blogs from The Engineering Life - Around the Web
This engineer has a serious knack for choosing seemingly phantom components that never make it to the final design.
Sometimes it's the people on the inside, not the outside, who unwittingly present the biggest security threat.
You never know what will happen at EELive! You may be asked to do an impromptu teardown. You may walk away with some new toy!
In the world of robotic animals, Festo is certainly a shining star. Their latest creation, the Kangaroo, shows off interesting methods of recapturing pneumatic energy.
An open-source 3DOF robotic arm is so very appealing. Being cheap and accessible makes it irresistible.
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.