Space Robotics

EUROBOT Goes Swimming on the way to ISS

Posted 11 Jul 2007 at 18:51 UTC by steve Share This

Hannes Drexl writes "I haven't found a link to the article w/video on the ESA website from July 6 about their three-legged EUROBOT on your great news site yet". The ESA EUROBOT is being developed to support the International Space Station and has just completed underwater trials. It will be capable of autonomous locomotion across the exterior of the ISS modules using three appendages which serve as both arms and legs. The robot also has a teleoperations mode that will allow astronauts to handle ISS repairs remotely through the robot when needed. More photos of recent underwater weightlessness simulation tests and of earlier autonomous and teleoperation tests are also available on the ESA site.

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