The Force Is Strong With NASA's Smartphone-Powered Satellites

SPHERE Satellites on the ISSHow can robots help humans live and work in space?  NASA is studying that right now!
SPHERES are independent spacecraft able to complete tasks for astronauts; these little spacecraft can fly inside and, in the future, outside the space station to help complete essential tasks. NASA connected each SPHERE to a smartphone that gives them SPHERE camera capabilities, sensors to help conduct inspections, a computing unit to make calculations and Wi-Fi.