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Thursday, September 24, 2015

In the future NASA will send Hedgehog rover to outer space mission

NASA is reportedly developing a robot that is devoted to exploring outer space. This new robot is designed to cope with low gravity environments and rugged terrain. NASA robot others still considered rigid and conventional, so it is not able to penetrate the rough surface conditions or low gravity.
The 'hedgehog' rover moves by jumping around, and can fall and roll on almost any terrain. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1Lda0u8)
As reported by the Daily Mail, a form of development that is applied to this latest robot, among others able to roll over even jump. This concept is inspired by the hedgehogs. Therefore sophisticated robots with unique abilities is named 'Hedgehog'.
After pointing itself in the right direction, Hedgehog can either hop long distances using one or two spikes or tumble short distances by rotating from one face to another. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1Lda0u8)
"Hedgehog is a different kind of robot. It will jump up and fall to the surface, is not rolling on wheels," said NASA. This cube-shaped robot has a rotating tool and braking on each side. The tool also serves as the robot's maneuver protecting when jumping and landing.
It is shaped like a cube and can operate no matter which side it lands on. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1Lda0u8)
"This tool also makes it possible to detect the temperature on the surface when the robot landed," said NASA.

Hedgehog has a fairly light weight, about 11 lbs or 5 kg. But if the combined number of other devices such as cameras and spectrometers, the severity of which will grow to 20 lbs or 9 kg.

Today, Hedgehog robot being developed by researchers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. For this project, NASA took a number of prominent universities, such as Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in its development.
But not yet known how the costs incurred by NASA in developing the robot and when the launch missions into space. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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