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Domo - April 17, 2007

Domo robot

Check out Domo, a robot designed at MIT for the unpredictability of household chores. You can read more, view pictures, and watch video on the Domo website.

Resilient robots - March 28, 2007

4-armed resilient robot

Learn about a new resilient robot that works out its own model of itself and can revise the model to adapt to injury. It teaches itself to walk. Then, when damaged, it teaches itself to limp. Watch a video to see how it works.

Deep Phreatic Thermal Explorer (DEPTHX) robot - March 01, 2007

DEPTHX robot in water

Learn about DEPTHX, the NASA-funded underwater robot that autonomously explores mysterious depths. Read about the latest field tests.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter sees Opportunity on Mars! - October 20, 2006

Opportunity on Mars

The new Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken lots of amazing images--even one that shows the rover, Opportunity, working on the surface of Mars. Check out this and other amazing images on the MRO website. You can also download an MRO screen saver to get daily updates.

NASA rover history - August 09, 2006

NASA robotic concept vehicle

NASA's robotic explorers have a rich history of research and design. View images and video of NASA rovers from the 1960's through the 1990's.

Viking: 30 Years Later - July 31, 2006

Viking image

In 1976, NASA's Viking Mission to Mars was the first to successfully land on the red planet. See pictures, watch videos, and learn more on the NASA Viking web page.

Lemur: Limbed Excursion Mechanical Utility Robot - July 24, 2006


Read the Lemur news feature and visit the Lemur website.

Madeleine: Swimming Robot - July 15, 2006


Read an article about Madeleine, the underwater robot and visit her website to learn more.

Phoenix Mars Lander - July 07, 2006

Phoenix Mars Lander

The Phoenix Mars Lander will launch in August 2007 and arrive at Mars in May 2008. Learn about the spacecraft and its instruments.

NASA's ATHLETE - July 01, 2006


Check out NASA's ATHLETE (All-Terrain Hex-Legged Extra-Terrestrial Explorer) robotic vehicle, capable of rolling over undulating terrain and "walking" over extremely rough or steep terrain.

RAMS: Robot-Assisted Micro-Surgery - June 21, 2006

image of Robot-Assisted Micro-Surgery

Learn about the RAMS (Robot-Assisted Micro-Surgery) developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.

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