Robotics Multimedia

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Robotics -- Multimedia

From studying distant worlds to inspiring the next generation of engineers, NASA uses robotics in a variety of ways. These multimedia features capture some of the ways robotic technologies are paving the way to the future.

Interactive Features

3-D Interactive: The Lunar Electric Rover
Take a 3-D look at NASA's new Lunar Electric Rover.

Interactive Feature: Explorer 1 Spacecraft
On Jan. 31, 1958, Explorer 1 soared into space, becoming the first Earth-orbiting U.S. satellite. Take a look inside the spacecraft and learn how it worked.

Interactive Feature: Find Your Location
Landsat has collected information from Earth's surface, creating a historical archive unmatched in quality, detail, coverage and length. Find your town or location at this website.

Game: Be Spuzzled!
Landsat images are used to create a computer game for students.

NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulator -- iTunes App
Buckle up as the LER Simulator gives you a glimpse of what it might be like to support the activities of a functioning lunar outpost.


Lunar Electric Rover
Watch as the Lunar Electric Rover moves by the presidential viewing stand during the inaugural parade.

3-D Rovers
Watch in 3-D as NASA tests rovers at the Desert RATS testing grounds.

Robot Madness
NASA Explorer School students use Lego robots to compete on a Mars-like obstacle course during an annual robotics competition.

A Student's Perspective -- Robotics
College student Gisselle Cunningham's summer stint on a robotics project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory was the perfect fit.

NASA for Kids: Intro to Engineering
What is engineering and who exactly is an engineer? Learn more in this video!

Phoenix -- A Tribute
After a picture-perfect landing, the Phoenix Mars Lander returned unprecedented views and new findings from Mars' north polar region.

The Smart Probe, an Early Cancer Detection Tool
Learn how preparations for missions to Mars have resulted in medical technology that is useful on Earth. This NASA video segment explains how space technology is being used to fight breast cancer.

Free Spirit -- A Second Rover Rolls in Test Area
Follow Spirit's story as engineers work to free Spirit from its sand trap.

NASA Climate Watcher Waves Goodbye
After a 13-year voyage of discovery, the Topex/Poseidon oceanography satellite ended its mission.

Robonaut 'Waltz': Space Station Droid's Legs Get Movin'
New limbs of Robonaut 2 (R2) are demonstrated to the 'Waltz of the Blue Danube' music. Legs will increase the mobility of the robot for work in and out of the International Space Station.


Mars Exploration Rover Mission Home Page
Keep up with Spirit and Opportunity as they explore Mars. The page has navigation buttons for kids, students, educators and the press.

Mars Exploration Program
Watch videos from 2001 to 2009 about robotic missions.

NASA and You
NASA and You inspires and engages Hispanic students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. This site features videos and information in both Spanish and English.

Multimedia Galleries

Mars Exploration Rover
View images and videos of Spirit and Opportunity.

Podcasts and Vodcasts

NASA EDGE: Lunabotics 2012
NASA EDGE presents highlights of the 2012 Lunabotics Mining Competition from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

NASA EDGE@Lunar Robot Arm
Built from ordinary household and professional products, the Lunar Surface Manipulator System shows huge promise as a potential manipulator for NASA's permanent outpost on the moon. NASA EDGE learns all about this developing proof of concept from senior engineer John Dorsey at NASA's Langley Research Center.

Spirit and Opportunity: A Tale of Two Rovers -- 2009
Listen as the Mars team celebrates the completion of five years of exploration by the Mars rovers.

Page Last Updated: March 26th, 2014
Page Editor: NASA Administrator