Astronauts probably won't use iPhone-controlled Mars rovers if they ever get to the red planet, but perhaps NASA could glean some lessons from the demo here on Earth. Peter Friese and Heiko Behrens used their rover iPhone app to compete with other attendees at EclipseCon 2010 in Santa Clara, California.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped organize the e4-Rover Mars Challenge that tasked participants with making the best robotic control system for the e4-Rover based on a pre-built client. Grand Prize and runner-up prize for "Best Client" and "Top Score" in Rover maneuvering challenge included geek treats such as a visit to the NASA robotics lab, a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 robotics set, and credit with Amazon Web Services.
Friese and Behrens didn't end up snagging any of the prizes, but we'll give the guys props for slogging on in the wee hours of the morning.
Just some stupid americans wasting their lives with stupid technology. This solves 0 problems. Now that you have walls around your stupid country build yourself a roof on top of it and stay home.
Wow, Just when I thought the IPhone couldnt get any better. Amazing
Way to class an entire nation! BTW, Popsci is an American publication, so maybe its you who shold "stay home" and off of it's site :)
aside from that.. so what if the i-phone can act as a remote control? it sends and recieves frequencies.. no big shock there.
What a bunch of idiots you americans are. Go kill yourself all 307,006,550 of you. You are a shame to the human race. Fucktards!
Shut up and shove it!
Faceti planetei si mie un bine si dispareti.
For christ's sakes you Romanian jerk, what have they done to you country? If you really think they are that bad, jump on the next plane to the states and blow a building up.
for those of you who can't read Romanian, divid shouted
"Cretin capitalist fools make me a better planet and disappear.", can't believe that popsci banned that guy for posting mere corrections whereas this.... aggravated poster... you get the point.
"divideatimpera" is a racist!
Well, I sure do think that who calls anyone "Fucktards" is far superior to me *sarcasm* (if you didnt notice)
Fucktard to you to sir, and good day!
ps. in a non major power country you could be jailed for expressing your above views at your *cough* dictator *cough* I mean president.
This is cool....but you can always dream that there will be an atachment that lets you override radio signals from the controllers of RV planes, copters and stuff like that.
@ divideatimpera, if you don't like capitalist countries so much, why do YOU want them to fix this planet and then leave?
stop feeding the TROLL ppl
Why not tell us where in the world you are located at. I am sure the next time your POS corner of the planet has a natural disaster, etc we will make sure to let you get out of your crap the best way you know how.