October 23, 2008

Scarab Practices For Moon Run

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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?

Via CMU

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