Robotic Mining

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Hawaii

So what is our project? We’re a group of scientists and engineers from the United States and Canada working together to build a robotic rover capable of hunting for water, mining and excavating dirt, processing the dirt in a chemical plant and analyzing what it’s made of. If it contains water, the chemistry plant can separate it and measure it.

Within the US, we have team members from Florida, Texas, California and the Washington DC area.

This is inside our tent in the valley where we set up a mini-control room for early checkout.

The payload before integration onto the rover. You can see the drill and chemistry plant.

The rover in the valley before the payload is installed.

Alignment of the prospecting sensors.

The fully integrated robotic rover working in the valley.

  1. Tonya says:

    That’s really cool

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