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This day in robotics

A whimsical collection of anniversaries in robotics.  Coming up in the next few days:

August 16, 2020
  • 16 August  1980: Viking 1 fails   

    Failed after 2600 sols due to a faulty software update

August 20, 2020
  • 20 August  1998: UAV crosses the Atlantic   

    The Aerosonde UAV "Laima" flew from Bell Cross Airport in the USA to the DERA Benbecula Range in the Outer Hebrides, covering 3,270 km in 26 hours 45 minutes at an altitude of 1,680 m, using only 5.6 kg of fuel.

August 23, 2020
  • 23 August  1806: Charles-Augustin de Coulomb died   

You can link to the calendar directly, it’s a shared Google calendar with id: and here’s a link to a Web calendar view.