Robot on Earth Controlled in ISS
From the ISS, NASA Commander Sunita Williams tested a Lego robot located on Earth, specifically at the European Space Operations Center in Germany. She used a laptop with NASA's Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocol to manage the bot. They are hoping to develop this further as presently control on other planets, like the rover on Mars, must be in one particular part of the planet to be able to communicate and, of course, there is a time delay.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 14, 2012 11:16 AM