A new dimension in robotics

ESA trainee Sander Coene explains the significance of virtual reality and its potential for future space exploration and robotics training.

Sander and members of the training division at ESA’s astronaut centre in Cologne, Germany, have developed a platform called VORTEX (Virtual Reality Options for Robotics Training Expansion), which is now being used to test concepts for how astronauts might work with robotics on the lunar surface.

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