Moon Can be Mined by Robots And Turn a Space Fuel Station

While NASA and some private companies – such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin – are already dreaming of the colonization of Mars, other companies are turning their eyes to stars closer to Earth.

Do not worry, this is not myopia about space exploration, but a journey that can broaden our knowledge about the moon and bring a good profit from the process.

According to Engadget, Moon Express has a daring plan for our natural satellite: start mining the lunar surface from 2020. The best? Using robots!

The idea is that the company’s first mission – which was originally set up for a Google sponsored competition – will be made by the end of this year and will pave the way for the construction of an outpost at the South Pole of the Moon.

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While NASA and some private companies – such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin – are already dreaming of the colonization of Mars, other companies are turning their eyes to stars closer to Earth.

Do not worry, this is not myopia about space exploration, but a journey that can broaden our knowledge about the moon and bring a good profit from the process.

According to Engadget, Moon Express has a daring plan for our natural satellite: start mining the lunar surface from 2020. The best? Using robots!

The idea is that the company’s first mission – which was originally set up for a Google sponsored competition – will be made by the end of this year and will pave the way for the construction of an outpost at the South Pole of the Moon.

Once everything is in order, and the space company sets up there, robotic explorers must begin digging the region for water and minerals. When there is a good amount of material accumulated, a final mission will aim to bring that content to Earth. The project is expected to last about two to three years in its first space adventure.

The bad news? Rocket Lab, Moon Express’s partner in the venture, has not yet finished production of the Electron rocket, which is the main transport of the missions.

In addition, the company itself is still finalizing the MX-1E module, which is responsible for bringing groceries and returning with the minerals throughout the project. Any effort to complete these steps should yield dividends.

To begin with, selling lunar ore can be an extremely lucrative business, as three small satellite rocks sold by the Russians in 1993 cost more than $440,000 to the buyer – about $ 1.4 million.

Besides, the discovery of water at the lunar poles can make the site an actual space fuel station, since the element can be used to power rockets and to make trips to Mars much calmer and more common in the future.

Research Shows Young Parents Prefer Robots to Care For Them in Old Age

If before the parents loved the idea of being looked after by their children as they age, the generation of the “fathers of the millennium” follows a very different way of thinking.

For them, enlist the help of artificial intelligence or even robots is the preferred option to depend on their – the so – called “alpha child” born from 2010.

At least this is what indicates a research done by the IEEE on the impact of the AI on the generations of parents and children. The study, involving 600 fathers and mothers between the ages of 20 and 36, found that 63 percent of them would rather have a robot to help them than rely on their offspring for independent living as a senior.

From robot-babysitters to AI teachers

This preference for robots is not only limited independent li

If before the parents loved the idea of being looked after by their children as they age, the generation of the “fathers of the millennium” follows a very different way of thinking.

For them, enlist the help of artificial intelligence or even robots is the preferred option to depend on their – the so – called “alpha child” born from 2010.

At least this is what indicates a research done by the IEEE on the impact of the AI on the generations of parents and children. The study, involving 600 fathers and mothers between the ages of 20 and 36, found that 63 percent of them would rather have a robot to help them than rely on their offspring for independent living as a senior.

From robot-babysitters to AI teachers

This preference for robots is not only limited independent living. The study also found that 80 percent of parents believe that using AI will help their children learn from an early age – and even faster than in their generation.

Similarly, 74% of them would consider using a robot as a teacher for their children, and 40% of respondents said they would accept using a nanny robot to care for their children.

Much of the reason for this would simply come from the ease it would bring to everyday life. 45%, for example, agree that these technologies “minimize frustration as a parent,” while 64% think using it would give them “more time to do other things.” 63%, however, admit that this would affect the time they spend with their children.

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Do you think they want to stop it? No way. 48% of parents said they would think about having a “pet robot” for their child. It is worth noting that mothers were more apprehensive about this decision, with only 42% being receptive to 55% for men.

Already at the time of having your child drive a car for the first time against the fear of leaving them in an autonomous car, we have a close ratio: 31% of them find the first option more worrisome, against only 25% in the second. The remaining 44% see both as something to fear.

Last but not least, the study also pointed out that the presence of these technologies has further influenced the type of choice that parents expect their children to follow. 74% of them said they would encourage them to an engineering career.

The Boom of the Augmented Reality Between Production and Training

The fate that has touched the consumer version of Google Glass two years ago was known to all. But from here to declare that augmented reality journey is still long is nothing short of reckless. This technology is finding increasingly important and extensive in the manufacturing industry.

The engineers of Lockheed Martin have begun to use Microsoft HoloLens to develop spacecraft models such as that in the coming years will land on Mars. The reality also increased is extremely useful in areas such as training and production.

Lockheed Martin considers the HoloLens as a huge benefit in terms of 3D visualization, speed, and quality of the work. The ability to put together all the information that a technician needs to acquire for the construction of a satellite or a space veivolo, the fact that you have all this information available directly in HoloLens

The fate that has touched the consumer version of Google Glass two years ago was known to all. But from here to declare that augmented reality journey is still long is nothing short of reckless. This technology is finding increasingly important and extensive in the manufacturing industry.

The engineers of Lockheed Martin have begun to use Microsoft HoloLens to develop spacecraft models such as that in the coming years will land on Mars. The reality also increased is extremely useful in areas such as training and production.

Lockheed Martin considers the HoloLens as a huge benefit in terms of 3D visualization, speed, and quality of the work. The ability to put together all the information that a technician needs to acquire for the construction of a satellite or a space veivolo, the fact that you have all this information available directly in HoloLens and guided instructions for assembling a product is a huge advantage in terms of time and efficiency.

Even major car manufacturers such as BMW and Volkswagen have experimented with augmented reality. They find it useful especially the fact that workers can perform some of the tasks hands-frees without counting the greater immediacy in the process of communication between the different teams.

Boeing has also used augmented reality to help its engineers to more easily maneuver among the thousands of cables required to connect the electrical systems of an aircraft.

Few but important examples demonstrate how augmented reality is becoming much more than just a way to entertain or to entertain millions of users is the Pokémon Go game. According to a recent IDC study, the augmented reality market till late 2016 was worth 209 million dollars and is expected to touch $49 billion by 2021.