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Yaskawa Motoman Robots Participate in NASA Teleoperation Test to Develop Robotic Refueling Technology
By: Yaskawa Motoman
The actual robot was located at Kennedy Space Center but controlled from Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, a distance of over 800 miles. "The latency introduced by control from this distance adds complexity to the task,” says Alex Janas, the lead robotic operator for RROxiTT.
Added Erik Nieves, Technology Director for Yaskawa Motoman, “NASA's operations require a very low level interface to the robot servo system. Yaskawa Motoman’s control architecture provided NASA with the necessary performance to carry out this important mission.”
"While RROxiTT is aimed at solving a problem in space, the implications of this technology for remote teleoperation technology for Earth-bound operations should not be overlooked,”
For more information about SSCO or RROxiTT, visit www.nasa.gov.
Image courtesy of NASA.
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Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With nearly 300,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application;