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I am thrilled to share that my TEDxToronto talk on space debris has been selected by TED for posting on TED.com. Our lives depend on a world we can’t see: the satellite infrastructure we use every day for information, entertainment, communication and so much more. But Earth orbit is not a limitless resource, and the problem of space debris will get worse without a significant change to our behavior. Natalie Panek challenges… Read More

Robotic maintenance and repair could extend the lives of hundreds of satellites orbiting Earth. Check out this interview with the Huffington Post on the topic of robotic orbital tow trucks and why it is so critical! Satellite servicing programs are incredibly important in a long-term solution to space debris. Satellite servicing has to become a normal aspect of our space infrastructure once we overcome near-term challenges like regulations and policy, in addition… Read More

“Every technology we develop is an extension of one of our own senses or capabilities.” I recently had the pleasure of speaking alongside iconic Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood on a Science and Art panel at a conference called Discourse and Dynamics. Aside from insightful discussions about the environment, hemp airplanes, and the importance of adaptability, we also discussed the history of robotics. I am so delighted to see this incredibly thoughtful piece… Read More