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Droids invade ISS!

06/01/2006 10:15 AM

The sparring of Luke Skywalker of Star Wars with a floating battle droid, may lead to a "droid invasion" of the International Space Station (ISS). One is already up there! Called SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage Re-orient Experimental Satellite), the mini-satellites serve as a test bed for trying out experimental software to control clusters of satellites.

MIT undergrads have done the design and building. Meet their Droid no. 1 here.

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Fantastic!

06/02/2006 1:41 PM

I love it! This reminds me of drawings I made as a kid of a robot with floating pieces (eyes, hands, etc) that all worked together.

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As Seen on TV!

06/02/2006 4:21 PM

These were on TV a month or so ago. It might have been on "Modern Marvels" on the History Channel, not exactly sure. I remember it was part of a larger story about robotics, which included the Mars Rover, I think.

They were really something to watch! Quite fun.

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