March 25, 2009

Can’t have too many robots.

Posted in Mars, robotics tagged , , , at 9:32 pm by waynezwhirled

Atmosphere of Mars taken from low orbit
Image via Wikipedia

The EU-sponsored I-SWARM project is looking at the possibility of using small robots functioning in a cooperative swarm to provide repair support to Mars missions (as well as others).  The idea is to compensate for harsh conditions with high-redundancy and task distribution.

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