Sunday, February 15, 2009

NASA's new baby : Axel Robot

The Axel rover. Credit: NASA

The rover, being developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and researchers at the California Institute of Technology, uses only three actuators: one to control each of its two wheels and a third to control the lever. This allows it to operate upside down and right side up, turn in place, and follow difficult paths. The lever has a scoop for gathering scientific data and can adjust its two stereo cameras by as much as 360 degrees.

You can see the video demonstration here .

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