Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Extending the role of multiphysics engineering simulation from the space industry into mining, robotics and agriculture

In the space industry, startups are competing against the establishment without the massive teams and resources that were once afforded to the space race. A key ingredient in their success often lies in efficiency and automation in their design and engineering processes – these days a company’s success hinges more on the ability to deliver …

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HelioSwarm Mission science and technical overview

The HelioSwarm Mission is investigating space plasma turbulence using simultaneous, multiscale observations from multiple spacecraft. HelioSwarm utilizes advances in swarm technology to enable the science. A larger central Hub spacecraft is co-orbited by eight SmallSat Node spacecraft, together moving through a High Earth Orbit to obtain data in various solar wind regimes. The mission architecture …

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Free-space optical communications, positioning, and timing for next-generation remote operations in space and on earth

The ability to reliably and accurately transmit optical-frequency laser signals through Earth’s turbulent atmosphere has the potential to revolutionise remote operations in space and on earth, by offering drastic increases in capability from wireless communications to precise positioning and time synchronisation.  Free-space optical communication has many advantages over traditional radio-frequency communication, including orders-of-magnitude greater data …

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From commercial off the shelf to fully space qualified: examples and strategies for accelerated flight heritage

The talk will discuss how NASA flight qualified a commercial smartphone for use on a human-rated spacecraft (the ISS) and how that became the foundation of three free-flying robots permanently installed on the ISS and used regularly.  The talk will conclude on how the strategies used and high levels of risk acceptance catalysed significant reductions …

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RoboNomics: Cultivating an interdisciplinary future of productivity, profitability, safety, and sustainability

In this dynamic and visionary panel discussion, industry leaders from diverse sectors will converge to explore the transformative potential of robotics in optimizing production, maximizing profits, enhancing safety, and offering sustainable solutions. With the backdrop of the inspiring presentation on robotics’ journey from space to energy, this panel will envision a future where robotics-driven innovations …

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