August 22, 2008

I'm Bradley - Take Me to Your Leader

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New rover prototypes nicknamed Bradley and Bruno were unveiled by the European Space Agency (ESA.) Tested by space company UK Astrium and expected to land on Mars in 2015, the bots have six-wheel steering and can turn or move sideways. With the ability to plot their own courses and save time, they also have "wheel walking capability" which allows them to anchor with five of them on a steep slope and inch forward. It seemed scary enough when Phoenix turned itself off. Imagine what this one will be able to do as its main mission is to search for past or present life.

Via BBC

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 22, 2008 9:05 PM
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