Beam, the remote-controlled telepresence robot, gets acquired by Denmark’s Blue Ocean Robotics – gpgmail

[ad_1] Beam, a telepresence robot with a screen that a person can remotely control and use to communicate via video, became a breakthrough success in the world of robotics in part because of its role in helping high-profile, but movement-limited, people like Edward Snowden better communicate with the outside world, and disability rights activists meet with […]

SpaceX, Blue Origin, ULA and Northrop Grumman bid for US national security launch contract – gpgmail

[ad_1] The U.S. Air Force is looking to lock in its launch providers for national security satellite missions to take place between 2022 and 2026, and the bids for this so-called “Phase 2” procurement contract are now in. The field of competitors looking to become one of the two companies chosen is a who’s who […]

NASA taps SpaceX, Blue Origin and 11 more companies for Moon and Mars space tech – gpgmail

[ad_1] NASA has selected 13 companies to partner with on 19 new specific technology projects it’s undertaking to help reach the Moon and Mars. These include SpaceX, Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin, among others, with projects ranging from improving spacecraft operation in high temperatures to landing rockets vertically on the Moon. Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin […]