October 23, 2008

Scarab Practices For Moon Run


Scarab is a product of the Lunar Rover Initiative backed by NASA. It can handle darkness, extreme temperatures, and intermittent communication. The Carnegie Mellon bot is practicing on a dormant volcano in Hawaii to extract water, hydrogen and oxygen. It is equipped with a drill that can retrieve a 1 meter core sample of the ground. CMU has been working on the project for about 10 years. Do you suppose it can shut itself off like the Mars Lander?


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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 23, 2008 9:05 PM
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