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Robotics courses cover multiple science, linear math and technology disciplines including machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, design and engineering. Online courses and programs are designed to introduce you to each of these areas and jump start your career in this exciting and rapidly expanding field. NASA robotics experts conduct field tests in the desert to assess new ideas for rovers, spacewalks and ground support. Some of these tests are conducted by a team called Desert RATS, which stands for Desert Research And Technology Studies.
Robotic Sanding Made Easy
The Compliant Orbital Sander is the ideal solution for robotic surface treatment.Learn More
ResinDek® with TriGard®
Are worn or uneven flooring surfaces disrupting or slowing down your AMRs or AGVs? Are cracks or spalling in the concrete causing wear and tear on the robot’s wheels and hardware?Learn More
AZ Series Compact Driver
This compact driver is controlled using RS-485 input and daisy chained for design, space and installation efficiency. It is designed to be close to the motor, making it ideal for robotic applicationsLearn More
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- The Business Case for Autonomous Mobile Robots in Manufacturing
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- Robots Aren’t Taking Jobs: Uncovering the Real Crisis in Manufacturing
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- Artificial Intelligence & Automation
Now available - Leveraging The Power of AI: Your Resource Guide
- Robot Safety & Risk Assessment Training
The benefits of Robot Safety Training are numerous, providing benefits for the employer and most especially the employee - the person most at risk. Make sure that all your technicians are safety trained.
- Collaborative Robots White Paper: FREE Download
The field of collaborative robots is currently the hottest area of interest within the robotics industry, and with good reason.
- ARCHIVED WEBINARS: Catch up on our offerings on your schedule
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NASA Office of Education
Visit the NASA Education website. You'll discover a wealth of information including a list of current opportunities; education related feature stories; and contact information for project representatives.
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Robotic Exploration Rover
Test your programming skills and move the robot around the obstacles. Image Credit: NASA NASA tests robots for exploration in areas called analogs. Analogs are places where the environment is similar to locations like Mars or the moon, where a robot may be used. One NASA analog is in the Arizona desert. NASA robotics experts conduct field tests in the desert to assess new ideas for rovers, spacewalks and ground support. Some of these tests are conducted by a team called Desert RATS, which stands for Desert Research And Technology Studies.
What is it like to be part of a team that designs and tests robots? Find out and test your programming skills with 'ROVER'. Guide the robot over an analog of 12 terrain grids without consuming all of his battery power. Watch out for obstacles!
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Mars Curiosity Rover
The Curiosity rover will spend two years looking for signs of life on the Red Planet. Image Credit: NASACuriosity is not your ordinary rover. It's bigger than a small car. The rover comes equipped 'standard' with six-wheel rocker-bogie suspension and multiple camera systems, and its power supply doesn't rely on solar panels. Curiosity uses a radioisotope power generator so that it can roam longer and farther, traveling to more interesting places than previous missions. It has an expansive suite of science instruments named Sample Analysis at Mars, designed to analyze samples of material collected and delivered by the rover's arm.
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Robotics on the International
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Robotics Engineer Salary
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FIRST Robotics Competition
What Is Robotics?
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What Is Robonaut?
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NASA's Digital Learning Network
The DLN offers robotics modules through its free webcasts.
› Mapping the Moon With WALL-E (K-8)
› Introduction to Robotics in the Classroom (5-8)
› Mission to Mars Expedition (5-12)
› Spacebots (K-12)
Follow NASA Robotics Missions
› Canadarm2 and the Mobile Servicing System
› Desert RATS
› Global Hawk
› Hubble Space Telescope
› Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
› Mars Science Laboratory
› Space Exploration Vehicle
› X-48 Aircraft