Who is Gerd Hirzinger and his Robot “Justin?”

  Gerd Hirzinger received his Dipl.-Ing. degree and the doctor’s degree from the Technical University of Munich, in 1969 and 1974 respectively. In 1969 he joined DLR (the German Aerospace Center) where he first worked on fast digital control systems. 1976 he became head of the automation and robotics laboratory of DLR, where he and […]

Show me the money!

On 23 March, President Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion omnibus package for FY2018. The funding bill includes: $654.6 billion for the Department of Defense, including an $800 million net increase for Air Force space program $20.7 billion for NASA, an increase of almost $1.1 billion over FY2017 $18 billion for the FAA and […]

Designing for Mars

36 Student Teams Roll on to URC 2018 Finals From a record field of 95 student teams, the University Rover Challenge (URC) has announced the 36 team finalists from 10 countries which have been selected to compete May 31 – June 2 at the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in southern Utah.  [To […]

Getting Ready for Mars 2030

MARCH 25, 2018 Mission Summary – Crew 190   It’s been twelve SOLs that Crew 190 landed on Mars. They rapidly settled down in the Hab and got to work. Quickly they learned to live with each other. A bit formally, we distinguish in this report five main activities that had been shared and managed […]

What college are the best for learning about robots at the highest levels?

Japanese students learning about Mars, AI & robots at the Barboza Space Center with Bob Barboza. Best Universities For Robotics by Scholarship Positions on May 27, 2015 in College Articles FacebookWhatsAppTwitterLinkedInEmail The branch of engineering which involves designing, constructing and operating robots is known as robotics. It also involves learning about the computer systems which […]