Sunday, July 4, 2010

NASA's Autonomous Lunar Lander 'GENIE'

Seems the engineers are having all the fun with this one...
The video below is the flight test by NASA and Armadillo Aerospace of GENIE (Embedded Navigator Integration Environment). This autonomous lunar lander is the product of over 5 years of hard R&D and top notch engineering. The RR-1 prototype lander is equipped with on board GPS, laser altimeters, inertial sensors and of course a bad@$$ rocket.
This is another step in tech that we humans are getting to future self-aware battle robots that will kill us all....(too over the top?) video below - jump to 4:12 for the actual flight test.

via engadget

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