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Former Astronaut Scott Altman Visits WVRTC

Original article found here By Mike Atkinson (DA Online) Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 00:02 Former Astronaut Scott Altman spoke about his career in space at the West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy Tuesday in the first public event hosted by the newly named Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering …

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WVRTC and NASA LaRC Assemble Giant 3-D Space Puzzle

Personnel from the WVRTC facility worked with researchers from NASA’s Langley Research Center to initiate procedures to construct a large strut and joint simulated space structure that could be used as the supporting structure for a telescope mirror platform. Learn more about this “Giant 3-D Space Puzzle”

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NASA GSFC and WVRTC Compliance Testing

NASA GSFC is developing compliance control for the robotic operations related to the autonomous capture of space assets.  A compliant robot response to force and torque inputs is needed when testing capture contact dynamics. Variations to the laws also include a dynamic robot response that mimics the way an space system would respond to a contacting force in a zero-gravity environment.   The video shows the first …

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JHU Remote MLI Cutting Operation

WVRTC has extended a subcontract to Johns Hopkins University to leverage their expertise in teleoperations for medical surgery.  One may question how this relates to the research objectives of NASA and WVRTC towards robotic research for satellite servicing technology.  Certain satellite servicing tasks will involve teleoperated procedures for satellite repair and refueling.  The operator controlling these operations from the ground is faced with a …

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ERC Student Robotic Workshop

Sand Fork Elementary School 6th grade Robotics lab students came to the ERC for the first student workshop of the year. Led by Amy Phillips, Graduate Assistant in charge of Student Programming, they were introduced to robotics with activities in the main ERC lab and in the new Student Research Lab where they used the NXT robots with robotic arms attached …

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WVRTC & NASA SSCO Program Kickoff

November 2010   WVU-NASA Robotics Center Research Grant:  Overview As part of a cooperative partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), West Virginia University (WVU) has established a National Center for the Robotic Servicing of Orbital Space Assets d.b.a. WV Robotic Technology Center.  The center provides the academic leadership for the collaborative scientific and …

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