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Digi Case Studies Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew

Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew

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Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew
Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew
Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew
Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew
Transportation
Maintenance
Autonomous Robots
Wi-Fi

The second-generation Robonaut, Robonaut 2 is a torso bolted to a pedestal and is connected to the station with wires for power and control. NASA wanted a solution to make the robot wireless so that it can move freely throughout the station and be more useful, and save astronauts' precious time.

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NASA is the agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research, with more than 17,000 employees.

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NASA installed Digi International's ConnectCore wireless module to Wi-Fi enable the Robonaut. The wireless module, qualified for industrial environments, passed a rigorous set of tests to ensure it could survive in outer space.

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Air Quality (PMI), Communication Performance, Connectivity Status, Machine Performance, Setup Time
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IOT
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Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
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Remote Control - Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of Robonaut further saves astronauts' time.

Remote Device Diagnostics - Real-time status reports enable NASA control team members to remotely diagnose the status of the robot.

Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.

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