10 March 1989 Advanced Rover For Planetary Exploration
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Proceedings Volume 1007, Mobile Robots III; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949090
Event: 1988 Cambridge Symposium on Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
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.
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David D. Wright, Wendell Chun, "Advanced Rover For Planetary Exploration", Proc. SPIE 1007, Mobile Robots III, (10 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949090; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949090

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