SpaceX Will Send Yusaku Maezawa (and Artists!) to the Moon

“I choose to go to the moon.” Those were among the first words uttered on stage Monday night by Yusaku Maezawa, the mysterious passenger whose existence SpaceX CEO Elon Musk had teased on Twitter last week. Maezawa, a Japanese retail entrepreneur and art collector, stood before a small crowd at SpaceX headquarters and announced that […]

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SpaceX Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire (and Artists, Too!) Around the Moon in 2023

A Japanese billionaire and a coterie of artists will visit the moon as early as 2023, becoming the first private citizens ever to fly beyond low Earth orbit, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced tonight.  Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of Japanese e-commerce giant Zozo, has signed up to fly a round-the-moon mission aboard SpaceX’s BFR […]

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Watch Elon Musk announce SpaceX’s first Moon passenger today at 6PM PT

This evening, SpaceX will announce the identity of a mystery passenger who has signed on to travel around the Moon in the company’s Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR. This customer will be the first private astronaut in history to go to the Moon (if no one else beats SpaceX to it) and one of a […]

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Engineers create robots that fly like insects, possibly advancing drone technology

Dutch engineers have developed a novel insect-inspired flying-wing robot, whose exceptional flight qualities can open up new drone applications. The study published on Thursday, 13 September in the journal Science described the lightweight flying robot that powered and controlled flight by flapping wings like flies, thus allowing it not only to hover on the spot […]

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Watch: Insect-inspired flying robot

Scientists have now developed a novel autonomous flying robot that mimics the rapid flight of insects. Experiments with the free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot improves the understanding of how fruit flies control aggressive escape manoeuvres, said researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The robot, named DelFly Nimble, has exceptional flight qualities which […]

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Video Friday: Insect-Impressed Flying Robotic, and Extra

Photo: TU Delft MAVLab Video Friday is your weekly choice of awesome robotics videos, composed by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll even be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the following few months; right here’s what we must date (send us your events!):ELROB 2018 – September 24-28, 2018 – Mons, BelgiumARSO 2018 – September 27-29, 2018 […]

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Novel flying robot imitates fast creepy crawly flight Date

A novel insect-inspired flying robot 15th September, 2018 A novel creepy crawly enlivened flying robot, created by TU Delft specialists from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), is displayed in Science (14 September 2018). Trials with this first independent, free-flying and lithe fluttering wing robot – completed as a team with Wageningen University and Research […]

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