Nasa tests robot hardware for planet missions

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

nasa-robots

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: