Space Robotics. Part II

Space Robotics. Part II

Boris A. Spassky
PhD in Technical Sciences, Russian State Scientific Center for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (RTC), Head of Section, 21, Tikhoretsky pr., Saint-Petersburg, 194064, Russia, tel.: +7(812)552-13-25, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Received 30 July 2018

The actual problems of space exploration and exploration of the Solar System physical bodies are considered. Solution of these problems requires the extensive use of space robots of differ-ent purpose. The key technologies required for the implementation of space missions using space robots and manipulators are described. Examples of completed, ongoing and planned space missions are given. It is shown that it is possible to reduce the cost and to speed up the process of space robotics development through a modular approach to the design of such systems, which allows to realize mass production of reconfigurable multifunctional samples that are easily adaptable to changing mission tasks, reduce the time required for their development, and therefore the cost of their manufacture. To do this, it is necessary to focus on the development of unified hardware and software modules that will become the basis for building such robots.

Key words
Space robot, autonomous robot, reconfigurable robot, multifunctional robot, in-orbit spacecraft repair and maintenance, modular approach to design.


Bibliographic description
Spassky, B. (2019). Space Robotics. Part II. Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, 7(1), pp.5-13.

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