Skills on Italy's Etna Volcano
With Its Adorable
Stereo-camera eyes, the Lightweight Rover Unit 1 (LRU1) robot, posing on the black gravel of Italy's Mount Etna
The Robots, Developed by The
German Aerospace Center (DLR), spent the last week of June demonstrating their ability to navigate without human guidance.
The Robotic Team's Scientist
Analyzed the moon-like soil with its cameras, assisted by its "brother", the Lightweight Rover Unit 2 (LRU2).
Lru2, Equipped with a Robotic Arm
Can grasp baseball-sized rocks and provide feedback, virtually allowing the scientists to remotely "feel" the lunar stones.
The Rover Can
Also determine the chemical composition of the collected samples using its laser spectroscope,
Laser Spectroscope Is an Instrument
That shines a laser beam onto a surface and detects how the surface scatters the light back.
Type of Star System Created