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NASA selects miniature camera for robotic mission.

Medigus, a medical device company developing micro-cameras and minimally invasive endosurgical tools and procedures, announced that NASA has incorporated Medigus' micro ScoutCam 1.2 into its Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot (VIPIR). VIPIR is a robotic, maneuverable borescope inspection tool that is being tested as part of the Robotic Refueling Mission, an experiment on the International Space Station that has been demonstrating tools, technologies, and techniques for on-orbit satellite servicing since 2011. micro ScoutCam 1.2 is being utilized as the borescope camera on VIPIR, a tool designed to provide visual inspection capabilities in space. The use of micro ScoutCam 1.2 fits under the previously established contract with NASA.

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Title Annotation:EE INDUSTRY UPDATE
Publication:EE-Evaluation Engineering
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:7ISRA
Date:Oct 1, 2014
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