GITAI’s Lunar Robotic Rover R1 in a Simulated Environment

GITAI’s Lunar Robotic Rover R1 in a Simulated Environment

GITAI has developed a lunar robotic rover called R1 used for moon exploration, mining, inspection, and sampling. Several testing tasks and operations have been successfully completed by the rover in a simulated environment.  GITAI's Lunar Rover. Image credit: GITAI The robotic rover has successfully completed different tests on a mock environment, including testing its locomotion and obstacle avoidance abilities, as well as building solar panels and taking samples. The lunar rover is building a solar panel. Image credit: GITAI The lunar rover is taking samples. Image credit: GITAI Thanks to its omni-directional wheels, the robotic lunar rover could move over…
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Astrobee Free-flying Space Robots

Astrobee Free-flying Space Robots

As NASA's free-flying robotic system and research platform, Astrobee has three cubed-shaped robots, software, and a docking station for recharging that helps astronauts with routine tasks like inventory, recording experiments, and moving cargo around the station. Image Credit: NASA In the video, the astronaut is inside Kibo and sets up these robots for an experiment. As Japan's contribution to the international space station, the Kibo Laboratory Module is used for scientific research. Key points: The robots are propelled by electric fans to allow them to fly freely through the microgravity environment of the space station.Cameras and sensors provide vision and…
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First Student-Led Lunar Rover: Iris Rover

First Student-Led Lunar Rover: Iris Rover

Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute has developed the first student-led lunar rover, the Iris Rover, ready to start its journey to the Moon next year. Image credit: Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute The rover secured to the decks of Astrobotic's Peregrine Lunar Lander is said to be the smallest and lightest rover ever made to land on the Moon to collect data from the Moon's terrain and its rock formations. More than 200 CMU students worked on this over in the span of 3 years, and it is now close to its success. Watch the preparation of this space robot…
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