Personal Satellite Assistant

One of the coolest robot projects I’ve seen: the Personal Satellite Assistant (PSA).  It’s a red plastic sphere about the size of a bowling ball that is planned to fly around the space station on jets of air, acting as a speech-driven measurement and reference device.  They say it was inspired by Star Wars, and I couldn’t help but think of Luke’s training remote and the intelligent Exocomp robots from Star Trek.

The NASA website isn’t that great, but there is a 5 minute educational video and another 4 minute educational video that describe the PSA.

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