The Future of Living Beyond Earth

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

If commercial space travel and inhabiting extraterrestrial environments are in our future, AI will be a critical component to ensure our success, says IEEE Senior Member Ella Atkins.

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Nanosatellite Systems, Connectivity and Communications

IEEE Member, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Watch IEEE Member Renato Borges describe the importance of device-to-device communication and its impact on traveling to space in a whole new way.

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Deep Learning on Earth and Its Usefulness on Mars

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

We’re using deep learning here on earth, but what if we could use it to understand the surface of Mars or any extraterrestrial environment? Hear IEEE Senior Member Ella Atkins discuss the future of space exploration and data collection.

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Apollo Simulations and Innovation: Pencil and Paper, Building Hardware

IEEE Life Fellow and IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

What was it like to send humans to the moon before the proliferation of computers? IEEE Life Fellow and Apollo engineer George Schmidt describes innovation with just a pencil, slide rule and graph paper.

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The Space Station: Human Astronauts Supported by Their Robot Companions

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

IEEE Senior Member Ella Atkins describes what it would be like to pair humans and robots on the International Space Station to improve efficiency, safety and data collection.

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Historical Computing and Improving Space Travel

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

IEEE Senior Member Ella Atkins shares the evolution of computers and their processing capabilities over the last 50 years. Hear her discuss radiation-hardened processing and the future of edge computing.

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Getting Humans to Space Hasn't Changed ... Much

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Chemical rockets with multiple stages were the original way humans traveled from the surface of the earth into orbit and onto the lunar surface. IEEE Senior Member Ella Atkins describes how much has changed, and how much has remained the same.

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Early Robotic Systems on the Moon

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Did you know that the lander and the moon buggy were both considered early robots? IEEE Senior Member Ella Atkins discusses the transformation of robotic systems and their impact on exploring the moon and space.

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The Need for Autonomous Robots in Space

IEEE Fellow, IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Robots need to be resilient in space and require the ability to make high-level decisions. Listen to IEEE Fellow Panagiotis Tsiotras describe the importance of autonomous systems to reduce risk in space travel.

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50 Years After the Lunar Landing: From Analog to Digital Communications

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

Feng Xu, IEEE Senior Member shares the scientific achievements in communications, sensing and other life-changing technologies in the last 50 years.

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Testing Autonomous Robots for Use in Space

IEEE Fellow, IEEE Control Systems SocietyIEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Testing is essential to ensuring a system is calibrated before sending it into space. IEEE Fellow Panagiotis Tsiotras describes the importance of realistic testing of algorithms for spacecraft safety.

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Exploring Space to Protect Our Planets

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

It is important for mankind to understand the universe says IEEE Senior Member Feng Xu. It helps us mitigate risk in the future.

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The Influence of Early Space Technologies

IEEE Member, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Watch IEEE Member Renato Borges reflect on technological accomplishments since the first lunar landing.

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A 50-year Perspective: From Apollo to Falcon 9/SpaceX

IEEE Life Fellow and IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Early landing gear was a parachute and limited communication with earth. Now, we’ve moved on to reusable boosters. Listen to IEEE Life Fellow George Schmidt describe the major developments in space launch and landing capabilities over the last 50 years.

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Paper Routes, Sputnik, Astronautics and an Apollo Engineer

IEEE Life Fellow and IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

What sparked IEEE Life Fellow George Schmidt’s interest in becoming an engineer? The Sputnik launch, of course. He saw it on his newspaper route and knew he had to become an aeronautical engineer.

Click here to listen to George discuss paper routes, sputnik, astronautics and early Apollo engineer Influences

Technology as an Extension of the Human Senses

IEEE Member, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Watch IEEE Member Renato Borges share his thoughts on space as a unique laboratory for us to deepen our understanding of the human senses.

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Using AI to Understand Our Forests, Oceans and Atmosphere

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing SocietyIEEE Antennas and Propogation Society

Monitoring the earth at a global scale takes the right balance of technology and data. IEEE Senior Member Feng Xu discusses the ways he uses information to protect our natural resources.

Click here to watch Feng Xu discuss using AI to understand forests, oceans and atmosphere

Lessons from an Apollo Engineer: How to Ask "What If?"

IEEE Life Fellow and IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Failure is essential to learning, says IEEE Life Fellow and Apollo engineer George Schmidt. Hear him share his advice for engineering students and future engineers.

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Space Exploration and Its Influence on Technology

IEEE Fellow, IEEE Control Systems SocietyIEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Fifty years have passed and technology has evolved in so many ways. IEEE Fellow Panagiotis Tsiotras believes there are three major technological advancements that resulted from the lunar landing in 1969.

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Space Exploration and Careers in STEM

IEEE Fellow, IEEE Control Systems SocietyIEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Space exploration is inspiring – there’s beauty in the cosmos, says IEEE Fellow Panagiotis Tsiotras. Hear him share his thoughts on the future of careers in STEM.

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Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

IEEE Senior Member Ella Atkins explains the similarities between deep sea travel and space exploration.

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