MRISAR's "Mercury V 1.0" Simulator Space Station with Dexterous Manipulators
MRISAR's Mercury V 1.0 Space Station Simulator has four (4) Dexterous Manipulator Training Areas and two (2) information kiosks built into it. This interactive walk-in exhibit is 13’.6” high x 44 ft. wide x 44 ft. deep. It is 16 ft. high if pod hatch is fully extended. The giant robotic working space arms that are incorporated into this exhibit are versions of the same ones we invented and fabricated for NASA, for ISS Space Station Exhibitions in Space Camps at the US Space & Rocket Center and Space Center Houston at Johnson Space Center. They are simulator Space Robotics for NASA. The robotic arms that we invent and fabricate for public use are so gentle they can touch a raw egg without breaking it. This exhibit relates to STEM education.
Prepare for your enlistment as the primary robotics operation commander on the Mercury V 1.0 Space Station. During your tour you must operate different types of dexterous training manipulator robot arms and preform a number of tasks with a high level of skill. You must also learn about the other systems on the space station by acquiring additional information at the learning kiosks. Keep track of your accomplishment level with each task.
Dexterous Manipulator Training Areas #1 and #2; the tasks of unloading supplies from a space pod to the main space station holding area. This task is best accomplished with the assistance of other astronauts using a second arm so your efforts are also tested on the ability to work together to accomplish skilled tasks.
Dexterous Manipulator Training Area #3; this task regards the many aspects of repairs and adaptation of space station systems. You must reset the routes from the power distribution center on the exterior of the space station to better distribute power to the areas that are required for system upgrades by using a telepresence a robot arm.
Dexterous Manipulator Training Areas #4; this task is to adjust the calibration for the radio antenna drive circuitry and modulation. The original circuit has failed and been replaced, but you must use the robot arm to make final adjustments to restore contact with mission command by using a telepresence a robot arm.
Each training activity is timed so use your time well. Mission command and your fellow astronauts are depending on your focus and skills.
This exhibit is highly educational and visually stunning. It is designed to illustrate remote handling applications for robotics which are used by industry, aerospace and commercial establishments to extend human capabilities in hazardous situations.
The exhibit is view-able from all sides making it an ideal mid-floor device. The robotic arms have pressure sensitive and end of travel limits and support logic that can adapt instantly to any arrangement of objects in their path. The robotic arms are usable by any age range of visitor.
The exhibit challenges a visitor’s skill and dexterity, while representing remote handling. The exhibit also provides hands on activities based on Telepresence Robotic Manipulation technology which encompasses devices for transmitting movements to a remote robotic device, allowing the manipulation of objects that are too heavy, dangerous, or in other respects too difficult to handle directly.
This complete exhibit includes four electronic-electromechanical robot arms, two built-in information kiosks, space station walk-in exhibit enclosure, support electronics, visual support materials, maintenance information and schedule, activities and control panels.
Approximate footprint of complete exhibit including enclosed fencing is 44 ft. x 44 ft.