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Astronauts and Robots 2015: NASA

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American Astronautical Society, Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Exploration, May 12-13, 2015 - http://astronautical.org/event/astronauts-robots

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Astronauts and Robots 2015: NASA

  1. 1. Astronaut-Robot Teams May, 2015 Dr. Rob Ambrose
  2. 2. Robot Astronaut Science
  3. 3. Why send humans to Mars? Bill Nye, The Planetary Science Guy
  4. 4. “You’ll make discoveries and you’ll have an adventure” http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-nye-why-send-humans-to-mars-2015-4
  5. 5. “And even if robots become so advanced that they can compete with a human explorer, that wouldn't change anything, Nye said. We'd still want to explore ourselves. Lust for adventure and the tantalizing idea that we could discover something new would still exist. http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-nye-why-send-humans-to-mars-2015-4
  6. 6. Robot Astronaut ScienceAdventure
  7. 7. Explorers, taking everything with them
  8. 8. Required “Exploration Squid Chart”
  9. 9. Apollo LEM carried everything for 2 crew
  10. 10. Pre-deployed assets for human Mars exploration Habitat Rover for Resource Transfer Mars Ascent Vehicle Power
  11. 11. What tasks will pre-deployed robots perform? • Unpack landers and setup equipment. • Initialize systems, and keep them running. …… then patiently wait for humans to arrive.
  12. 12. Apollo Crew Unloading Landers
  13. 13. Altair Lander Robotic Offloading
  14. 14. ISS Maintenance
  15. 15. ISS Subsystem Availability Functions 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Overall Average WPA 99.4 93.6 74.1 55.2 54.6 26.1 67.2 MCA 94.8 86.1 74.1 63.6 57.1 49.4 70.8 CDRA 95.8 86.8 75.3 69.0 63.4 53.9 74.0 OGA 97.2 84.0 73.4 70.3 67.9 76.1 78.2 Express 98.4 93.4 86.5 79.5 72.3 65.7 82.6 INTRAMODULE 97.9 93.8 88.6 82.2 75.7 65.5 84.0 Ku-Band 98.3 96.4 92.1 87.1 82.0 76.9 88.8 Usable Power 98.9 96.9 94.1 90.8 87.0 82.3 91.7 UPA 99.6 98.5 94.2 87.7 87.5 88.7 92.7 VES 99.0 95.3 90.1 89.5 90.2 92.3 92.7 VRS 98.9 96.7 93.9 90.5 91.3 93.5 94.1 Internal/External Video 99.7 98.9 97.2 94.5 91.6 89.0 95.1 EPS 99.9 99.8 99.7 99.2 93.9 87.6 96.7 WRM 99.0 98.0 98.1 95.5 96.6 95.3 97.1 C&T 99.8 99.3 98.6 97.5 96.5 94.7 97.7 CDRA Valves 98.9 95.7 96.2 98.4 99.6 99.7 98.1 NGTS 99.9 99.8 99.7 99.2 98.4 97.9 99.2 ITCS 99.6 99.5 99.3 99.0 98.9 99.1 99.3 Internal Power 100.0 100.0 99.8 99.5 98.7 97.6 99.3 ACS 99.5 99.5 99.2 99.1 99.1 99.3 99.3 ITCS Coldplates 99.8 99.6 99.4 99.3 99.2 99.2 99.4 SDS 99.9 99.7 99.2 99.1 99.4 99.5 99.5 TCCS 100.0 99.8 99.7 99.5 99.4 99.2 99.6 THC 100.0 99.5 99.9 99.9 98.5 99.9 99.6 AD 100.0 99.9 99.9 99.7 99.8 99.6 99.8 SD 100.0 99.9 99.9 99.8 99.8 99.7 99.9 FDS 99.9 99.9 99.8 99.8 99.8 99.8 99.9 Other 99.9 99.9 99.9 99.9 99.9 99.8 99.9 ARIS 100.0 100.0 99.9 99.9 99.8 99.9 99.9 Attitude Translation 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 99.9 99.7 99.9 Internal Audio 100.0 100.0 100.0 99.9 99.8 99.8 99.9 Caution & Warning 100.0 100.0 100.0 99.9 99.8 99.9 99.9 STRUCT 100.0 100.0 100.0 99.9 99.9 99.9 100.0 Berthing 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 Yearly Average fA (%) by Function
  16. 16. ISS Robotic Maintenance
  17. 17. Main Points • Astronauts and robots will perform science tasks, but let’s not forget about the adventure. • Robots will enable humans assets to be pre-deployed, setup and maintained while waiting for humans to arrive.
  18. 18. National Robotics Initiative (NRI) NSF, NASA, NIH, USDA, DARPA, DOE . President Obama, June 2011
  19. 19. NASA Wearable Robotics Development • Robo Glove – Worn by a human – Reduces wrist fatigue – Increase grip endurance • X1 Exoskeleton – Worn by a human – Assist injured people – Measurement and exercise Partnered with GM Partnered with IHMC
  20. 20. Questions?

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