Snake Robot On Mars?

Featured Image: A third-generation model of a snakebot being developed for Mars exploration. CREDIT: NASA SOURCE: How Stuff Works (Public Domain)

From Science Daily

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“Sep. 16, 2013 — The ESA wants its operations on other planets to have greater mobility and manoeuvrability. SINTEF researchers are looking into whether snake robots could be the answer”…

…”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. A cable will connect the robot to the vehicle. The cable will supply power and tractive power, i.e. it can be winched back to the rover. Communication between the pair will be facilitated via signals transmitted down the cable.” . . . Read Complete Report

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