Planetary exploration rover avoids sand traps

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Planetary exploration rover avoids sand traps

Built with wheeled appendages that can be lifted and wheels able to “wiggle,” a new robot known as the “Mini Rover” has developed and tested complex locomotion techniques robust enough to help it climb hills covered with such granular material – and avoid the risk of getting ignominiously stuck on some remote planet or moon.
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Research, Aerospace, Engineering, Physics and Physical Sciences, Robotics
Keywords
Mini Rover, planetary exploration, lunar exploration, robot, granular surface
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created On: May 13, 2020 - 10:11am
  • Last Updated: May 13, 2020 - 10:11am