Advanced robotic capabilities and operational autonomy are crucial enabling technologies for the advent of industrialization in space. A key advantage of using robots in space is their capability of operating continuously in harsh environments. This enables applications that exceed the reach of possible human intervention. Redwire/Made in Space Europe is developing state-of-the-art light-weight low-cost robotic arms for space, to enable a commercial revolution in-orbit, on-surface, and beyond. To realize ambitious technology architectures for sustainable utilization, commercialization, and exploration of space, advanced in-space robotic capabilities are required. Operational and algorithmic autonomy is a core challenge in that direction. Together, SpaceR and Redwire/Made In Space Europe are working on frameworks, methods and algorithms for incrementally developing autonomy with focus on advanced robot vision and perception.
Duration: 4 years