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Webb Has Arrived Successfully at L2

It’s really happening. The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully reached its orbital destination in space, 1.5 million km (1 million miles) from Earth. A final 5-minute thruster firing on January 24, 2022 put JWST in its halo orbit at the Sun-Earth Lagrange 2 (L2) point. The formal commissioning process can now begin. “We’re excited to announce today that Webb ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №66

Robert McCall’s NASA Moon Base, 1986 Hello to our fellow readers. Weekly publication is here. Enjoy the reading! Ryan Hampton – 01’22 left the “SpinLaunch”, he was a VP Special Projects. Took office as President in “S2S Development”. Michael (Mike) Crones – 01’22 left the “Draper”, he was a Chief of Staff – Head of Corporate Strategy & Communications. Took ...

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Look Closer: Bridging Egocentric and Third-Person Views with Transformers for Robotic Manipulation

Vision-based reinforcement learning could allow robotic manipulation in unstructured environments through flexible policies operating directly from visual feedback. However, current methods often rely on important state information that is difficult to obtain in the real world. Anthropomorphic robot for liquid handling. Image credit: Pzucchel via Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0 A recent paper published on arXiv.org suggests a setting for vision-based robotic manipulation. ...

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