The businesses will discover how PickNik’s MoveIt House software program for robotic arms can assist CisLunar with the precision feeding of steel supplies into their in-space metal-processing system, Modular House Foundry.
Workflows will embody the dismantling, manipulation, transport, and switch of simulated or precise steel particles into items of acceptable dimension and form to be fed into the in-space steel processing system. The aim is to help the processing and removing of area particles.
PickNik Robotics MoveIt House expertise makes it straightforward for Earth-based operators to coordinate autonomous, modular robots in IVA (intravehicular exercise) and EVA (extravehicular exercise) purposes. It does this by integrating best-in-class movement planning and management software program with an intuitive person interface.
CisLunar Industries’ Modular House Foundry can obtain steel and course of it into fundamental steel merchandise for In-space Servicing, Meeting, and Manufacturing (ISAM) markets.
It could additionally course of it right into a steel propellant for in-space logistics. The corporate demonstrated an preliminary Earth-based prototype in 2021 and continues analysis and growth of related applied sciences.
Dr Dave Coleman, CEO of PickNik Robotics, says: “PickNik Robotics’ MoveIt House can be utilized for a broad vary of area purposes.
“It’s gratifying to collaborate with CisLunar, an organization that’s so passionately growing options to assist do away with the growing quantities of area particles.”
Gary Calnan, CEO of CisLunar Industries, says: “CisLunar Industries is laser centered on in-space steel processing.
“This collaboration with PickNik will assist optimize using robotics within the vital activity of area particles remediation.”
The PickNik Robotics group has direct expertise with the Robonaut 2, OSAM-1, and OSAM-2 applications and has efficiently accomplished a number of NASA SBIRs with Johnson House Middle.
It additionally just lately received an extra NASA contract and a brand new House Pressure contract. In late March 2022, PickNik Robotics introduced it was collaborating with Sierra House on robotics for area habitats and deep area missions.
PickNik Robotics and CisLunar Industries share a typical imaginative and prescient for a strong, dynamic, industrial area financial system.