The NASA Centennial Challenge for me was a life-changing experience. When you work hard on a project with a team it’s an amazing experience by itself. The NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge was a challenge for robots to go out in a large field and collect a variety of… Continue Reading NASA Challenge Winners Develop Robots for Earth and Rovers for Space

It’s always exciting that you’re going to work on a mission that is going to make the footnote of history. I’m Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu and I work on robotic arms for planetary exploration. This is a mock-up of the InSight lander. It’s a one-to-one scale of the actual spacecraft. InSight is… Continue Reading Inside InSight – Ghanaian Engineer Works on Robotic Arms for Mars

– That’s no moon. That’s a battle station. Though if it were a battle station the size of a small moon, it still might not have enough gravity to make working inside of it not a gigantic pain in the poorly-fitting plastic armor. Does the Death Star need anti-gravity technology,… Continue Reading Would the Death Star Need Artificial Gravity? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

500 years ago, roughly only half of the earth had been thoroughly explored and colonized, and the Americas were home to indigenous civilizations, but were largely unknown to the rest of the world. People lived and died in the same homes, or at best, could aspire to end their lives… Continue Reading 500 Years From Now – What Will Life On Earth Be Like?

From a massive asteroid impact to giant waves, here 8 ways the world can end Number 8 Asteroid Impact Asteroid impacts have gotten so much of the “Hollywood treatment” that it’s becoming harder to perceive them as a legitimate threat. That being said they’re always within the realm of possibility.… Continue Reading 8 Ways the World Can End

We’ve taken a lot of the autonomy tools that we developed during the NASA Centennial Challenge and we’re bringing it back down to this earthbound application. We all know that the bees are dying. Bees are dying and we are having an issue with pollination capability for our crops. So… Continue Reading As Bees Die NASA-Inspired Robot Could Fill the Pollination Void