A joint mission between ESA and Roscosmos, it begins with the launch of the ExoMars orbiter in 2016 and carries an aerodynamically designed capsule containing a robotic lander. Getting to Mars, landing there safely …
IEEE Spectrum · 7/2/2015
Snakes are crafty animals. They can be found slithering in the desert, swimming in the ocean and even flying in the air. But how would they deal with another planet altogether? Researchers at the SINTEF Research Institute in Norway and at the Norwegian ...
ABC News · 9/16/2013
Mars is essentially one big desert, and what do you tend to find in deserts? Snakes. There’s a reason for this, so the European Space Agency-funded SERPEX project is conducting a feasibility study on how robot snakes could one day be used to explore …
Gizmag · ByDavid Szondy · 9/20/2013
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The ESA wants its operations on other planets to have greater mobility and manoeuvrability. Researchers are looking into whether snake robots could be the answer. The ESA wants its operations on other planets to have greater mobility and manoeuvrability.
Science Daily · 9/16/2013
SINTEF researchers in Norway play with Wheeko, a robotic snake whose mission is to go to Mars and collect samples from places other rovers can’t reach. (Photo: SINTEF) Engineers have long looked to nature for inspiration. Take Leonardo da Vinci ...
International Science Times · 9/17/2013
In our real, human world, we first learned to fly ourselves around our planet before advancing enough to fly robots made in our image (kind of) to explore Mars. In the world of Hollywood, snakes on a plane have tangled with Samuel L. Jackson and terrorized ...
CNet · ByEric Mack · 9/18/2013
The researchers envisage using the rover to navigate over large distances, after which the snake robot can detach itself and crawl into tight, inaccessible areas. The ESA wants its operations on other planets to have greater mobility and manoeuvrability. · 9/16/2013
Howie Choset, a professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University (the college that brought us this crazy robotic snake), added more insight as to why a snake rover would be beneficial towards the mission on Mars: “The snake robot could travel to ...
WebProNews · 9/17/2013
But could the next generation of robotic Mars explorer come in the form of a… snake? This little bit of lateral, slithery thinking comes from researchers at SINTEF (Stiftelsen for Industriell og Teknisk Forskning), a research institute based in Trondheim ...
Discovery Communications · 9/18/2013
Mechanical "snake robots" could boost the scientific output of next-generation Mars rovers and get them out of jams from time to time, researchers say. Small, serpentine robots could help Mars rovers collect soil samples from crevices beneath rocks and ...
Space · 9/19/2013
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