Nasa plans to send Google’s 3D smartphones into space to help the function of free-flying robots inside the Space Station.
The robots, known as Spheres (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental satellites), currently have a low amount of capabilities.
It is hoped the smartphones, powered by Google’s Project Tango, will give the robots a greater skill set.
The robots have been described by experts as “incredibly clever” this can only make them smarter.
When Nasa’s robots first arrived at the International Space Station in 2006, they were only capable of precise movements using small jets of CO2, which propelled the devices forwards at around an inch per second.
In an attempt to make the robots smarter and of more use to astronauts, engineers at Nasa sent smartphones to the space station, which they had purchased from Best Buy.
Astronauts then attached the phones to the Spheres, giving them more visual and sensing capabilities.
I think this is really cool i hope it works for them