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NASA Langley testing robotic arm for future space missions

Posted at 12:16 PM, Jul 04, 2018

HAMPTON, Va. – NASA’s Langley Research Center is in the middle of testing new technology, including a high tech robotic arm.

The project is in hopes of advancing technologies to be able to autonomously construct large platforms in space, which is being conducted in collaboration with industry partners, according to NASA.

NASA most recently tested its Tension Actuated in Space MANipulator (TALISMAN), using it to demonstrate deployment of a solar array.

NASA is also testing the Strut Assembly, Manufacturing, Utility & Robotic Aid (SAMURAI) and NASA Intelligent Jigging and Assembly Robot (NINJAR) to demonstrate autonomous truss building.

To learn more about this project and other NASA developments, click here.