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Drone "Space Ship" App to Help Robots on Future Missions

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April 22, 2013
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European Space Agency scientists have developed a smartphone app that turns a toy drone into a virtual spacecraft on a mission to dock with the International Space Station, and uses crowd-sourced data from its manoeuvres to improve artificial intelligence on future missions.


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