Go bold: meet the extreme robot explorers
Indiana Jones wouldn’t have had to come face to face with so many snakes if he had been here today. Instead, he could have borrowed a robot from his local science lab and set off in search of the Holy Grail, without even having to use his whip.
All over the world, many robot explorers are being developed to explore the deepest seabeds and darkest caves, in the hope that one day they can be used to search for rare minerals and signs of life on d ‘other planets.
There are also many companies that have produced robots capable of performing tasks that are dangerous to us humans, such as surveying miles of underwater pipes for leaks. Robots are also much better at withstanding the harshest environments and will never complain about being too cold.
From agile robot dogs to large submersibles, we take a look at some of the many robot explorers who might one day boldly go where no human really wants. Here are some of our favorite robot explorers:
Climbing robot – NASA
Frozen Lake Explorer – NASA
Caving diver – UNEXIMIN
Field Explorer – NASA
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