Nanosatellite robot

Nanosatellite robot

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Caption: Nanosatellite robot Leia. This robot, known as a satbot, is a prototype for a satellite navigation system. Its controls use nervous net technology, designed by the roboticist Mark Tilden for his analogue robot insects. This robot has no pre- programming, but solves problems by reaching an equilibrium with its environment. Any change, for example its own movement, disturbs the analogue wave patterns in its circuitry. These changes are measured by a processor, allowing the robot to make appropriate corrections. It is hoped that satbots similar to Leia will be used in nanosatellite navigation systems. Photographed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA.

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Keywords: american, analogue robot, high-tech, leia, los alamos national laboratory, nanosatellite, nervous network, new mexico, non-computer based, robot, robotic, robotics, satbot, space research, technology, united states, usa

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