gtag('config', 'UA-140520347-1');
News Robotics Technology Video

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has came up with the Dragonfly mission to search for the presence of life in Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. The mission is estimated to cost $1 billion.

NASA said that the Dragonfly mission will be launched in 2026 and will land in 2034. The rotorcrafts which will be sent by the Dragonfly drone will be flying to various locations across the icy moon, and this will be viewed by the scientists. Nasa said that there will be 8 rotors in this spacecraft.

Titan, the largest moon of Saturn and the second-largest natural satellite in the Solar System is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere. Titan is thought to be a prebiotic environment rich in complex organic chemistry, with a possible subsurface liquid ocean serving as a biotic environment.

Since Titan has lakes of methane, the scientists doubts the presence of methane based lives there. No presence of water has been detected in Titan.

Titan

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said, “Visiting this mysterious ocean world could revolutionize what we know about life in the universe”. About the Dragonfly mission, he said, “This cutting-edge mission would have been unthinkable even just a few years ago, but we’re now ready for Dragonfly’s amazing flight”.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON DRAGONFLY MISSION – BY NASA

Image / video courtesy: parman .blogspot .com, nature .com, news. stanford .edu, YouTube / images / videos are subject to copyright

Entertainment News Robotics Technology

Rossiya 24, the Russian state news channel has introduced a robot presenter for some of its bulletins.

The robot News presenter ‘Alex’ has already excited the viewers. But, some viewers are complaining about his appearance and accusing him of peddling political propaganda.

‘Alex’ was developed by Promobot in the city of Perm. The silicon head of the robot is made similar to the face of the company’s co-founder Alexei Yuzhakov.

The present features of this robot can only move his facial features and neck. The developers are hoping that the final robot will have fully mobile limbs as well. According to the makers, the robot’s construction had started in 2017 and should be fully complete later this year.

Image courtesy: digitaltrends .com / images are subject to copyright

Robotics Technology

Aibo is a series of robotic pets designed and manufactured by Sony Corporation.The latest model is Aibo ERS-1000. With life-like expressions and a dynamic array of movements, Aibo’s lovable behavior brings warmth and delight to the everyday lives of its owners. The prototype of Aibo was announced by Sony in mid-1998. Its first consumer model was introduced on May 11, 1999.

As Aibo learns its environment and develops relationships with people, its identity takes on more and more layers. The sixth-generation robotic dog combines robotics with image sensors and AI (Artificial intelligence), enabling it to learn behaviors and recognize faces.

“This is truly a one-of-a-kind product designed to connect with its owners on an emotional level” – Mike Fasulo (Sony Electronics North America president)

This interactive robotic pet toy has a brain (CPU), the ability to move (20 points of articulation), and sensory organs (sensors). Aibo is designed to learn tricks as the real dogs, and can also react accordingly with human interactions like scratches on the head, high five etc.

AIBO’s head has a touch sensor for non-verbal communication, stereo microphones for hearing, a color video camera for vision, and a distance detector to allow AIBO to avoid obstacles. AIBO has voice recognition components that allows it to be programmed to recognize its own name and understand over 50 verbal commands.

Sunaya Paison
Photo Courtesy: Google/ images are subject to copyright