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Space Robotic Manipulator Upgrades Space Station

At a moment when the world is celebrating the historic lunar landing of Apollo 11, even the crew on the International Space Station found time to pay homage. But then, it’s back to work, as the astronauts continue with their busy schedule of construction and scientific work.

For the current mission, the astronauts count on a tireless partner: the robotic manipulator Canadarm 2. With space exploration at the center of earthlings’ attention, I thought it’d be great to learn more about this amazing space telemanipulator. And I couldn’t find a better person to talk to than Alexandre Grégoire-Rousseau, a mission planning engineer at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

The goal of the current mission is, among other things, to install two Japanese modules to the ISS. This process will take 16 days and involve three robots: the Canadarm 2 on the ISS, its older brother Canadarm 1 on the Space Shuttle, and an arm on Kibo, one of the Japanese modules. A true robotic ballet in outer space!

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Jul 19, 2009 11:58 AM. 1 min read time
 
Space Robotic Manipulator Upgrades Space Station

At a moment when the world is celebrating the historic lunar landing of Apollo 11, even the crew on the International Space...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Jul 19, 2009 11:58 AM
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Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Dec 12, 2008 8:32 PM
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Plustech Walking Robotic Timberjack
Wow, my father and all old timer lumberjacks have gotta see this: a six-legged robotic timberjack that reduces damage to forest...
Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Dec 10, 2008 9:28 PM
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Kiva System Robotic Warehouse

A report on KIVA systems’ mobile robots that can dynamically manage a warehouse’s inventory – amazing! This project does not...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Nov 10, 2008 9:49 PM
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Honda Robotic Exoskeleton

Here’s a video on Honda's new product: a pair of legs supporting a bench you can sit and walk on. The legs support about 15% of...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Nov 10, 2008 9:46 PM
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Bon Voyage, Dextre!

Dextre the robot blasted off today for the International Space Station. This two-armed torso will be placed at the end of...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Nov 03, 2008 12:03 PM
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Underwater Robots Meet Animals

While checking out how people work with underwater ROVs manipulators and grippers, I stumbled upon a number of videos of...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Aug 18, 2008 4:59 PM
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Robotic Shovelful of Mars

Wow, a single photograph showing two of my favourite fantasies: a nice little excavator and a Martian robot. This is Phoenix,...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Aug 06, 2008 5:08 PM
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Self-Adaptive-Robot-Auxiliary-Hand in Popular Science

Popular Science carries an article about SARAH (Self-Adaptive Robot Auxiliary Hand), because it’s part of Dextre’s toolbox....

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on May 02, 2008 1:18 PM
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