A team of roboticists from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston have applied their expertise in making robots for deep space to designing a fully electric shape-changing submersible robot that will cut costs for maritime industries. Aquanaut, seen here during testing in the giant pool at Johnson’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab, opens its shell and turns its arms, claw hands, and various sensors to the job.

NASA has a long history of transferring technology to the private sector. The agency’s Spinoff publication profiles NASA technologies that have transformed into commercial products and services, demonstrating the broader benefits of America’s investment in its space program. Spinoff is a publication of the Technology Transfer program in NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).

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Credits: Nauticus Robotics Inc.


NASA在向私营部门转让技术方面有着悠久的历史。该机构的衍生出版物介绍了已转化为商业产品和服务的NASA技术,展示了美国在其太空计划中投资的更广泛好处。Spinoff 是NASA太空技术任务理事会(STMD)技术转让计划的出版物。


影像来源:Nauticus Robotics Inc.