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Tuesday, January 22, 2002



New Mars Rover

New Mars Rover.
New Mars Rover.
Credit: NASA/JPL
(CNN) - One of the biggest obsticales facing a rover designer today is rugged terrain. New rovers being designed at JPL will be able to handle cliffs up to 50 degrees. A "cliff"-bot currently being designed is really three bots in one, two "anchor" bots and the main rover. This design will be able to handle cliffs up to 75 degrees. These rovers can also rearrange their parts to make them more balanced on rough terrain.

(More info: CNN.com)


- posted by Jim @ 16:55 EST