How did the Apollo flight computers get men to the moon and back

How did the Apollo flight computers get men to the moon and back ?

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There is much speculation by some, as to how the flight computer aboard the Apollo missions managed to get men to the moon when it had just a tiny fraction of the computing power of something like a modern smartphone. But this is quite misleading as there was not one solitary computer controlling the Apollo craft, there were 4 computers and no fancy touch screens, GUI’s or other things in a typical computer of today to waste resources on. The first of the 4 computers was the Saturn Launch Vehicle Digital Computer or LVDC, this got the rocket from the …

Boston Dynamics Atlas walking with a man

5 Amazing Robots 2016 – The Shape of Things to Come – Atlas, Spot, Cheetah, Pepper, ASIMO

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Boston Dynamics Atlas humanoid robot Met Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by the American robotics company Boston Dynamics which now owned by Google. It was developed with funding and oversight from the United States – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or (DARPA) Altas stands 1.8m or 6 foot tall, weighs 150Kg and is designed for a variety of search and rescue tasks. Atlas is based on Boston Dynamics’ earlier PETMAN humanoid robot. It has four hydraulically-actuated limbs and is constructed of aluminum and titanium and is illuminated with blue LEDs. Atlas is equipped with two vision systems, a laser …