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NASA’s next Mars rover will use AI to be a better science partner

Enlarge / The Mars 2020 rover will likely carry artificial intelligence software to help manage the science workload. (credit: NASA) Welcome to Ars UNITE, our week-long virtual conference on the ways that innovation brings unusual pairings together. Each day this week...

This Impressively Powerful Mini PC Is A Great Gift For Under $160

Desktop computers are notorious for being bulky, towering machines that take up a ton of desk space and are no fun to transport. The Fusion C Mini PC, however, is looking to change that. You can get it on sale and save an extra 15% when you use the code…...

Rolling, hopping robots explore Earthly analogs of distant planets

Before we send any planet-trotting robot to explore the landscape of Mars or Venus, we need to test it here on Earth. Two such robotic platforms being developed for future missions are undergoing testing at European Space Agency facilities: one that rolls, and one...