Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments - Steampunk Meets Spacecraft
This lecture had introduced the Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments to replace vulnerable electronic systems with a mechanical design. By utilizing high temperature alloys, the rover would survive for months and return valuable long-term science data from the surface of Venus. This science data would be critical for informing and improving models of dynamic planetary systems. To implement AREE, “steampunk” science fiction meets spacecraft technology, in a unique rover that must be robust and able to operate during its entire mission without human intervention.
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