Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew
- Networks & Connectivity - Wireless Local Area Network
- Business Operation
The second-generation Robonaut, Robonaut 2 is a torso bolted to a pedestal and is connected to the station with wires for power and control. NASA wanted a solution to make the robot wireless so that it can move freely throughout the station and be more useful, and save astronauts' precious time.
NASA installed Digi International's ConnectCore wireless module to Wi-Fi enable the Robonaut. The wireless module, qualified for industrial environments, passed a rigorous set of tests to ensure it could survive in outer space.