Bringing Space Robotics to Earth Applications - Live Webinar from Tech Briefs Media Group, NASA

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Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), in collaboration with General Motors, have designed a state-of-the-art, highly dexterous, humanoid robot: Robonaut 2 (R2). R2 is made up of multiple component technologies and systems – dexterous hands, compliant limbs, integrated sensors, redundant safety systems, machine vision cameras, and much more. R2’s nearly 45 patented and patent-pending technologies have the potential to be game-changers in multiple industries, including logistics and distribution, medical and industrial robotics, and beyond.

Ron Diftler, JSC’s Robonaut Project Manager, will provide an overview of this exceptional suite of technologies now available for licensing.  David Leestma, Manager of NASA JSC’s Technology Transfer Office, will highlight the innovative work being done at Johnson Space Center. 

Speaker Dr. Ron Diftler, Robonaut Project leader, NASA, JSC
Dr. Ron Diftler serves as the Robonaut Project Leader at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Robonaut is a human scale space robotic system designed to assist astronauts, before, during and after space walks. The Robonaut Team’s latest robot, Robonaut 2 (R2) is the culmination of 15 years of NASA Robonaut ...

Dr. Ron Diftler serves as the Robonaut Project Leader at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Robonaut is a human scale space robotic system designed to assist astronauts, before, during and after space walks. The Robonaut Team’s latest robot, Robonaut 2 (R2) is the culmination of 15 years of NASA Robonaut development and a highly successful partnership with General Motors.

Dr. Diftler holds a B.S.E. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and a Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. Dr. Diftler has published more than 50 peer reviewed technical papers in robotic systems and helicopter dynamics. He has 11 patents currently in process or awarded in the field of robotics. Dr. Diftler is a recipient of a 2009 NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Award, a 2004 NASA Public Service Medal, and the 2005 IEEE Humanoids Conference Best Paper Award.

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Sponsor: New England Wire New England Wire Technologies has been designing and manufacturing custom cable solutions in Lisbon, NH since its founding in 1898. New England Wire is the original U.S. Litz Wire manufacturer and sells product around the world into numerous industries including robotics, aerospace and defense, power generation, ...

Sponsor: New England Wire

New England Wire Technologies has been designing and manufacturing custom cable solutions in Lisbon, NH since its founding in 1898. New England Wire is the original U.S. Litz Wire manufacturer and sells product around the world into numerous industries including robotics, aerospace and defense, power generation, medical, and superconductor. 


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Thu, Jun. 20, 2013
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. US/Central

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This is a free webinar