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Wisconsin Robotics takes Scorpio to national competition

Posted on 19. Feb, 2015 by .

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By Jasmine Sola Scorpio, a robot created by a team of UW-Madison students, is named for the rear arm that rises above its wheels and body, resembling a scorpion tail poised to strike. It also shares its name with a well-known constellation, which is fitting, as it’s intended to function as a planetary rover in [...]

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Airing the dirty laundry

Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by .

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A team of 14 engineering mechanics and astronautics students hopes its experiment through the NASA Microgravity University program will solve one of the more vexing problems—dust—of long-term space travel. “There are two main problems with dust in space,” says Julie Mason, one of the EMA seniors leading the team. “First, if the Apollo astronauts had [...]

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