Great update from NASA, shared by one of our TDT parents – From BBC News:
Nasa engineers are testing the next generation of equipment, designed for future human space exploration, in the deserts of Arizona. The All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestial Explorer, or Athlete, robot is designed to be used to unload, transport, and handle cargo on the moon. Julie Townsend from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explained how the six-legged vehicle has been designed to adjust its height and various other tricks, to help it deal with challenging conditions.
Read the full story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11339896