NASA to send robotic dogs to Mars to explore underground caves
NASA Engineers Upgrade Spot Dog Robot for Future Missions to Explore Underground Caves and Tunnels on Mars.
In collaboration with scientists from the California Institute of Technology, space agency specialists plan to equip Spot a set of new sensors to identify obstacles in the way and make it more agile. Improved software will also improve travel safety him in the face of the red planet.
Boston Dynamics’ autonomous robot will be able to maneuver better in dungeons after upgrade, easier to overcome obstacles, choose certain routes yourself and create virtual maps of tunnels.
The timing of the project has not yet been specified, but it is known that the improved model will be called Au-Spot. It is expected to be equipped as well as traditional rovers, but will be able to do much more..
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test: Ilya Bauer, photo: NASA / JPL Caltech