How VR Can Transform Space Robotics
With continued exploration and commercialisation of space, there is a growth of space infrastructure - such as space stations - in low orbit that require ongoing maintenance.
Robotic arms are typically used for in-orbit servicing, including refuelling and repairing. Equally, robots can be used to automate in-orbit manufacturing and assembly tasks. However, standard robots are sometimes limited in terms of flexibility and reliability in such challenging conditions. VR may be able to help...
Companies like Extend Robotics offer teleoperation software for robots, such as Universal Robots 6 axis collaborative robot arms. This allows a human operator to control the movements of a robotic arm remotely, and "see" what the robot sees using a virtual reality headset.
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