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SNAP SHOT: Curiosity Tools Provided by NASA/JPL

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This view of the sun from Mars was taken from a NASA /JPL panorama that any of us can peruse and select images from. This is a new kind of \ Read More »

SNAP SHOT: ROBOTS ASSEMBLE A HUMMER

Photo and comments by Neil Johnson of Neil Johnson Photography, www.njphoto.com. Image taken from a catwalk with a Fuji S3 Pro (digital) with a 200mm lens attached to a tripod. The exposure was a full second to let the glowing sparks spread out. Fstop: f/13, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-200 zoom set at almost 200mm.

Kuka framing robots, manufactured by KUKA Roboter GmbH, www.kuka.com, assemble a Hummer on the Hummer 3 line in the state-of-the-art Shreveport, Louisiana, GM assembly plant. Photographers love it when sparks pop and fly from manufacturing robotic welders. Engineers get uncomfortable with those same sparks because it means the welding tips are not perfectly aligned. Perfect alignment means no sparks and ... Read More »

SNAP SHOT: A Robot Holds A Human

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The International Space Station’s robotic arm maneuvers STS-114 mission specialist Stephen K. Robinson during Space Shuttle Discovery’s recent July 26 – August 9 back-to-flight mission. The photo was taken on August 3rd, at an altitude of approximately 220 miles, during the final EVA of the mission. The Canadarm2 robotic arm was designed in Canada by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, Ltd. ... Read More »