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Carnival of Space 518

The Carnival of Space 518 is up at Everyday Spacer Blasting News – Moon Express reveals its plans for private lunar exploration The first probe Moon Express intends to launch is the Lunar Scout, which the company hopes to launch …

Cambrian Explosion of robots, drones and automation

The current most advanced robot cook is the hamburger maker developed by Momentum Machines, a startup funded by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. It takes in raw meat, buns, condiments, sauces, and seasonings, and converts these into finished, bagged burgers at …

China Long March 5 Y2 launch failed

China’s launch of a new heavy-lift rocket, the Long March-5 Y2, carrying what the government said was its heaviest ever satellite, failed on Sunday. The same rocket type had been expected to take China’s latest lunar probe to the Moon …

Tool Helps Novices and Experts Make Custom Robots

A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3-D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators. Using a familiar drag-and-drop interface, individuals can choose from a …