Jump to content


NXT controlled from ISS


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 JopieK

JopieK

  • Kneecap Buster


    Posts: 2416
    Joined: 04-January 07
    Member: 1180
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

Check this: http://www.engadget....ntrolling-lego/

NASA (and the ESA) have long been working on a multi-planet internet that can link up spaceships, probes and rovers, but they've at last brought the experimentation from the broad scale to smaller dimensions. Lego bricks, to be exact. International Space Station expedition lead Sunita Williams recently steered a Lego Mindstorms robot at an ESA facility in Darmstadt while she orbited overhead, proving that future space explorers could directly control a vehicle on a planetary surface while staying out of harm's way. As in the past, the key to the latest dry run was a Disruption-Tolerant Networking (DTN) system; the focus was more on reliably getting packets through to the brick-based vehicle than on pure speed. As tame as that Earth-bound test drive might sound relative to an in-the-field use on a less familiar world, it demonstrates that the DTN approach can work when it really counts. We just wouldn't hold our breath for any Martian RC car races.

Maybe DTN is also handy for LEGO enthusiasts?! :)

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help?Ask Here
Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide


Posted Image

-== Classic LEGO trains are the best ==-

Do you need replacement stickers for LEGO (reproductions and customs): ministickers.nl

What then about the LEGuanO?!


#2 DLuders

DLuders

  • Technic Technician


    Posts: 5817
    Joined: 17-October 09
    Member: 7868
    Country: USA (WA State)

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

Yes, Lego Mindstorms can really model some interesting ideas!

Posted Image

#3 Jetro

Jetro

    Posts: 441
    Joined: 14-October 08
    Member: 4145
    Country: Spain

Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

Thanks for the link. Really interesting.

#4 Tadej

Tadej

    Posts: 114
    Joined: 03-January 11
    Member: 15133
    Country: Slovenia

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Nice, a little LEGO goes a long way :classic:

#5 Crissmonster

Crissmonster

    Posts: 61
    Joined: 19-September 12
    Member: 32033
    Country: USA

Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

This should get more press. It really is amazing for Lego and technology in general.
God, Family, Country, Legos




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users