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NASA shows off robots, a VR trip to Mars, and more at CES
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NASA shows off robots, a VR trip to Mars, and more at CES

LAS VEGAS — NASA doesn’t make client electronics per say, however it does sufficient geeky stuff that it was proper at residence throughout final week’s CES.

Maria Bualat, a robotics engineer, was manning the NASA sales space to present guests a prototype robotic the area company makes use of to develop autonomy software program.

Bualat and her group check out visible navigation software program and different instruments that autonomous robots will want in area on the robotic in varied deserts, (just like the one residence to CES). The robotic has additionally been to the Canadian arctic, “mainly a frozen desert,” says Bualat.

A number of the software program examined on the robotic might be utilized in NASA’s upcoming lunar mission.

The NASA sales space additionally had a few combined actuality experiences, together with a trip to Mars through the HoloLens headset. The VR demo featured actual footage from the Curiosity Rover on Mars.

“You possibly can truly stroll across the robotic and see precisely what the robotic noticed,” stated Bualat.

Take a look at the video above for more.

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