Camera and Maneuvering Platform (SCAMP) is a
neutral buoyancy robot designed as a flying camera
to give ground controllers and astronauts better
views of EVA excursions and to inspect worksites in
orbit. The SCAMP project currently encompasses two
operational vehicles, SCAMP and SCAMP SSV.
The Operational System for Inspection, R esearch, and
Instrument Support (OSIRIS) is a remotely operated free-flying camera robot.
Designed to fly in air, OSIRIS has full six axis control and can serve as a test platform
for several areas of research including attitude control, path planning, inspection tasks,
and human-robot interaction.
This project was flown on NASA's KC-135 microgravity simulation aircraft in 2004.
EVA Tool project is a research effort to
develop more efficient tools for astronauts to use
during EVA excursions. This project is a
cooperative effort with Goddard Space Flight Center
and Johnson Space Center.
The Beam Assembly
Teleoperator (BAT) was the first robot
developed by the SSL. BAT was designed to build
large structures in space. During its lifetime, BAT
demonstrated the ability of robots to perform space
construction tasks and also to repair satellites,
service space hardware, and work in cooperation
The Joint Angle/Muscle
Signature (JAMS) system is a sensor system that
fits inside a spacesuit and measures the angles in
the joints of the hand and the electrical activity
of the muscles of the forearm. It will allows
researchers to measure muscle fatigue during EVA
The Microgravity Simulation Posture Study was an
experiment comparing human reactions in different
simulations of weightlessness.