NASA needs your concepts for its dice robotic's arm

NASA wants your ideas for its cube robot's arm

Assume you might construct a greater robotic arm than NASA? You now have an opportunity to show it. The company is teaming up with Freelancer to crowdsource concepts for the arm on Astrobee, a cute dice robotic that may float across the Worldwide Area Station monitoring circumstances and provides. The primary part could have NASA decide the highest 30 entries that meet some primary standards. When you cross muster, you will be requested to interrupt down the structure choices on your design. Do this and NASA will run one other crowdsourcing effort to solicit concepts for the subcomponents from these 30 submissions. Phew.

That comparatively drawn-out course of must be value it. Even with out the arm, Astrobee ought to free astronauts from the drudgery of some easy duties aboard the ISS — the limb ought to make the crew’s life that a lot simpler. And NASA has had success tapping Freelancer earlier than, whether or not it is coaching Robonaut 2’s picture recognition system or designing an astronaut smartwatch app. It will not be straightforward to get in (there are almost 1,500 submissions as I write this), however the status might be well worth the effort.