The Space Policy Show

Ep. 128: Humans vs. Robots for ISAM

November 08, 2023 The Aerospace Corporation Episode 128
The Space Policy Show
Ep. 128: Humans vs. Robots for ISAM
Show Notes

In the world of ISAM (in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing) what should we use humans for and what should we use robotics for?  What have we learned from decades of their partnership and what can we bring forward into the future? Do we always need humans-in-the-loop? In this episode experts Martha Hess and Jerry Miller from the Aerospace Corporation’s Human Exploration & Space Flight Division discuss these questions and more.  

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This episode is part of a Center for Space Policy series on ISAM (in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing). This series covers a range of foundational topics regarding the current and future development efforts for an in-space economy based on ISAM technologies and missions.  

Topics in the series include:

  • International standards-making
  • How Stuff Works
  • Extending capabilities with robotics
  • Building US national collaboration
  • International law and partnerships
  • Space Access, Mobility & Logistics (SAML)

The Space Policy Show is produced by The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy. It is a virtual series covering a broad set of topics that span across the space enterprise. CSPS brings together experts from within Aerospace, the government, academia, business, nonprofits, and the national labs. The show and their podcasts are an opportunity to learn about and to stay engaged with the larger space policy community.
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