Standardization: A Logical Step in Sustained Space Exploration
As NASA pushes ahead with its initiative to create a sustainable campaign of space exploration, there is a growing recognition that a paradigm shift will have to occur in the space robotics industry. Specifically, robotic systems-of-systems must be realized through a renewed focus towards interoperability, modularity, and commonality. The practice of developing unique mission-specific robots operating independently and communicating through custom interfaces will have to give way to standardization.
KeywordsRobotic System International Space Station Space Robot Custom Interface Open System Interconnection
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