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Second AIAA/NASA USAF Symposium on Automation, Robotics and Advanced Computing for the National Space ProgramAn introduction is given to NASA goals in the development of automation (expert systems) and robotics technologies in the Space Station program. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been identified as a means to lowering ground support costs. Telerobotics will enhance space assembly, servicing and repair capabilities, and will be used for an estimated half of the necessary EVA tasks. The general principles guiding NASA in the design, development, ground-testing, interactions with industry and construction of the Space Station component systems are summarized. The telerobotics program has progressed to a point where a telerobot servicer is a firm component of the first Space Station element launch, to support assembly, maintenance and servicing of the Station. The University of Wisconsin has been selected for the establishment of a Center for the Commercial Development of Space, specializing in space automation and robotics.
Document ID
19870043838
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Myers, Dale (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1987
Subject Category
MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 87-1655
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other