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Advanced Rover For Planetary Exploration
Author(s): David D. Wright; Wendell Chun
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Paper Abstract

Planetary exploration goals for the next several decades and the eventual requirement for manned exploration leads naturally to a robotic vehicle in the shape of a human. As an exploration vehicle, the human design has some impressive mobility advantages. While a biped robot suffers a locomotion penalty on s:aooth terrain, it is more efficient in the rough terrain which is geologically interesting enough to justify the trip in the first place. Several new technologies based on existing materials and processes are combined to synthesize a reasonably detailed concept design for an android rover.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1007, Mobile Robots III, (10 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949090
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David D. Wright, W.A.T., Inc. (United States)
Wendell Chun, Martin Marietta Space Systems Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1007:
Mobile Robots III
William J. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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