Billionaires are heading to space.
A large number of us wanted to be astronauts when we grew up but,
Only a small number of us eventually got to live that dream.
The cost of space exploration is at present too high for the common joe,
But Martin Nisser a PhD candidate is working to change that, and his secret recipe?
Will be instrumental in reducing the price of a ticket to space.
Making Robots for the stars
The son of Swedish parents,Nisser has always had a love for robotics and physics,
while enrolled in ETH Zurich, nisser met a Harvard professor directing the micro-robotics department at Harvard,
this experience gave nisser his current interest in robotics,
and how it can be created using methods like 3d printing and self-assembly.
Nisser’s work brings to life the phrase “power to the people”.
Currently working as a PhD student with the HCI engineering group at MIT, Nisser is working with MIT in bringing self-assembling machines to space.
And along with his team is creating a new type of 3D printing that is suited for space, creating works not restricted to gravity.
recent tests have allowed for weightless intervals of 20 seconds.
the project is scheduled to be launched by December, on a month-long mission.
Nisser aspires to increase sustainability and make advanced technology more accessible and affordable for the average joe by designing simple systems that conduct mundane tasks like a chair or an eraser all the way up to a car.
Nisser plans to teach and do robotics research as a professor after graduation, with a focus on issues involving space and hardware convenience.
The sooner we develop a cost-effective approach, the faster we can go toward improved system accessibility, which is excellent for everyone.
Every idea relies on innovation, and wouldn’t you rather your space ticket to be less expensive than a plane ticket?