NASA Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) Virtual Worlds Simulator For NASA Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) January 2004 MER landings on Mar next year, an Adobe Atmosphere Virtual Worlds Builder with Physics simulator & Avatars...Digital Space Founder Bruce Damer has setup the "Drive on Mars" website...SFRSA has a strong liaison relationship with NASA REP, Headquartered at NASA Ames in Mountain View, California. "On Saturdays and Sundays, NASA TV airs Earth Views beginning at Noon and continuing through 3am ET." Trying to find a reference to a robot on a website the way it was sometime between now & 1996?As our members often participate in NASA REP events such as their FIRST Robotics sponsorships, so REP exhibits at our SFRSA Robot Games & often post links to our site, such as one on their Homepage for the summer of 2001, June 16, which read "School's out... The Internet Archive Wayback Machine may have the page, as it does this Homepage of the NASA Robotics Education Project (REP) summer of 2001, June 16, suggesting "Why not get involved with robotics this summer?The project will feature working robots that clean, patrol, guide visitors, and perform other tasks, as well as prototype robots... Prototype Robot Exhibition...63 prototypes..for 11 days from Thursday, June 9, to Sunday, June 19, at the Morizo and Kiccoro Exhibition Center... The pavilion will include a stage on which working robots will give demonstrations...visitors will be able to interact with robots at any time..."Oct 21-23, 2004, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA "Robo Nexus is a multifaceted international forum bringing together all of the major players driving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics markets.
(Popular Science, 2/03) The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released Maestro, a public version of the primary software tool used by NASA scientists to design goals for the Mars Exploration Rovers and analyze the images received from Mars.
As the journeyings do proceed, these robotic advance scouts are preparing the way for the Human Exploration of Mars, in accordance with The Reference Mission (see Section 1, pg. There are activities for all ages and ability levels on some great sites on the web:...
11) of the NASA Mars Exploration Study Team, during this Era of Human History, the Age of the Robotic Exploration of the Solar System. Check to see if there is a robotics hobby club in your area! Visit the SFRSA web site for tips on Getting Started in Robotics! NASA TV "Earth Views" archive video from orbiting Space Shuttle of rotating Earth (1,2), & animation of Robot Arm building Int'l Space Station (3), from the Human Space Flight Gallery.
started in 2000 as the first large-scale exhibition in the world to gather human symbiotic robots. Dubbed "spider-bot" for its spider-like appearance, this itsy-bitsy, high-tech critter may one day chart the terrain on other planets and explore smaller bodies, such as comets, asteroids or the Moon" (JPL 2002 News Releases) NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) Mars Yard "...simulated Mars landscape for testing and evaluation of rovers and robotics technology for future Mars surface exploration", some of which genealogy, (starting with "Tooth"), may be seen during the day by the JPL .
After initial checkout at the Yard, Mars rovers often undergo further Field Trials in increasingly Mars-like environments at Mojave Desert Silver & Lavic Lakes & also the North Pole at Devon Island (& environs) & South Pole Mc Murdo Station (see Exploratorium Antartica Expedition Webcasts).
Bruce has done considerable earlier pioneering Atmosphere work for NASA Ames, including a virtual habitat on Mars & a Simulation of the International Space Station with the Personal Satellite Assistant (PSA) robot.