Category Archives: Space

Deep Space 1 flies in OpenSim

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Deep Space 1 was the first spacecraft to be autonomously controlled by an onboard** AI planner and execution system in the Remote Agent eXperiment (RAX). The spacecraft flew with other novel and experimental technologies such … Continue reading

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Learning about artificial intelligence the interstellar way

Cooper, K. and Tate, A. (2013), Learning about artificial intelligence the interstellar way, Principium, Issue 4, Page 4, March/April 2013, Institute for Interstallar Studies.

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Institute for Interstellar Studies – I4IS

I have agreed to join in the programme of activities of the Institute for Interstellar Studies (I4IS) as a “Senior Scientist” with specific interests in Artificial Intelligence and remote vehicle operations. See I4IS senior researcher profile page. The launch of … Continue reading

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Space-Themed Games – Space Race Blast Off – NASA Multi-player Game on Facebook

NASA have created a web-based “game” to test knowledge of science, maths and technology. It is called “Space Race Blast Off“. NASA Press Release (30-Jan-2012) Facebook App URL: http://apps.facebook.com/spacerace Stand-alone Flash App: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/spacerace/

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Space-Themed Games – Orbiter

Orbiter – Space Flight Simulator is a realistic simulation, using real world physics to provide a fun and educationally informative environment for flying spacecraft near the Earth, Moon, Mars and beyond. It was created by Martin Schweiger at UCL, and … Continue reading

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Space-Themed Games – NASA Moonbase Alpha

Another space-themed game with an educational purpose is “Moonbase Alpha” created for NASA’s Immersive Education programme and provides a game scenario with 20 minutes of play set on a hypothetical lunar outpost in 3D immersive setting. This is a proof … Continue reading

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Space-Themed Games – Entropia Universe

Mindark’s Entropia Universe is a space-themed MMORPG in which a player is transported to Planet Calypso by a shuttle, given a basis settlers suit and not much else. A lot has to be learned in terms of skills, trade and … Continue reading

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Europa Game Study – Mindark Entropia Universe and European Space Agency

In 2009-2010, Mindark’s Entropia Universe MMORPG team worked with the European Space Agency on a project entitled “Online Game Technology for Space Education and System Analysis”. This is a learning environment situated in a simulation of a base on Europa, … Continue reading

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MoonWorld Mission – Team Pythagoras

Mission to Timocharis region on the Moon. Ai Austin – Team Captain KaronMcB – Explorer indrimagri – Explorer Kimberley Pascal – Explorer MoonWorld Virtual Field Work: http://moonworld.cet.edu/ and http://www.avatrian.com/moonworld/ Mission Data Team Pythagoras Journal and Logs Teleport to Moon Orbit … Continue reading

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MoonWorld – Initial Experience and Analysis

We can look at MoonWorld from the perspective of Gee’s (2007) 36 Learning Principles. References Gee, J.P. (2007) What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy, revised edition, Palgrave Macmillan. Reese, D. D. (2008) GaME design for … Continue reading

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MoonWorld – Virtual World for Inquiry and Planetary Geology Field Work

MoonWorld in Second Life – http://moonworld.cet.edu/ – is a space themed virtual field trip style game encouraging the study of rocks and geology. It provides a lunar simulation in a 3D virtual environment and was funded by NASA. The instructional … Continue reading

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MoonWorld – Virtual Fieldwork in Second Life – Study of Lunar Rocks and Geology

MoonWorld in Second Life is a space themed virtual field trip style game encouraging the study of rocks and geology. It provides a lunar simulation in a 3D virtual environment and was funded by NASA. This educational and training project … Continue reading

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Space Themed Games for Learning

Space themed games are a very popular genre. I find space themes intrinsically interesting, as do many other people. From the very earliest console games with simple graphics such as Space Invaders and even non-graphical “in the mind” space adventures … Continue reading

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