NASA astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock visited on 26th of September TUT Mektory innovation center, met student satellite teams and gave inspiring lecture. After the public speach a panel discussion followed in the Mektory ground hall, which was lead by Estonian space scientist prof. Mart Noorma from Tartu University.
On 10 September 2016 about 2000 citizens from 22 European countries, as in Estonia, participated in the first Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe.
Estonian built Mars house S.H.E.E. continues its tour around the world. Current location of the Martian habitat in the Project Moowalk base camp in Spain, Rio Tinto is an experimental landscape for simulating human and robotic cooperation and interaction for the future missions to the Moon and Mars.
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Image credit: Project S.H.E.E
Science Conference "Robotex goes SPACE" took place at Dec 2 on the Robotex2016, the European biggest robotics competition. Very prominent keynote speakers participated: Gianfranco Visentin, Head of Automation and Robotics Section of European Space Agency and Joseph Minafra, Lead for Innovation and Technical Partnerships of NASA.
On this picture Gianfranco Visentin introduces some technical solutions for space, inspired by nature.
1132 teams have signed up for Robotex robotics competition this year. This would be more than the previous Guinness record of 1075 teams at the VEX Worlds robot competition that took place in the United States in April 2016. Also, at December, 2, the science conference “Robotex goes to SPACE” will take place.Read more:
Science Conference "Robotex goes SPACE" is taking place on the first evening of Robotex2016. The Conference is open for everybody and we're expecting around 500 participants. Speakers: Joseph Minafra, NASA; Erika Ilves, OffWorld; Gianfranco Visentin, ESA; Russ Fisher-Ives, RoboRAVE. More information here.