Education Payload Operations - Robotics (EPO-Robo) - 11.22.16

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ISS Science for Everyone

Science Objectives for Everyone
Education Payload Operations - Robotics (EPO-Robo) creates an on-orbit video demonstration explaining robotic arm operations on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.
Science Results for Everyone
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Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)
Matthew Keil, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States

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NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States

Sponsoring Space Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sponsoring Organization
NASA Education (EDU)

Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
March 2010 - September 2010

Expeditions Assigned

Previous Missions
Educational demonstrations have been conducted aboard the ISS since Expedition 4.

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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • EPO-Robotics (EPO-Robo) supports NASA’s goal of attracting and retaining students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic disciplines.

  • EPO-Robo ties to an agency-wide ground-based robotic education plan revolving around STS-131/19A mission specialist and educator Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger.

  • EPO-Robo involves two on-orbit video demonstrations explaining robotic arm operations and scientific investigations. The robotic arm stations on Space Shuttle and ISS are used as show and tell items.

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Space Applications
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Earth Applications
EPO-Robo is part of NASA's continuing effort to use space as a unique educational tool for K-12 students. Everyday items are given a new twist by combining them with the allure of space flight and the unusual weightless environment to produce educational materials that inspire interest in science and technology and encourage curiosity and creativity.

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Operational Requirements and Protocols
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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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Astronaut Mike Fossum poses with Robonaut on the International Space Station during the R2EDU101 EPO demo.

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