Learning to drive a Mars rover
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Rosalind Franklin rover: Learning to drive a Mars rover

Engineers at the RUAG company in Switzerland have been testing the locomotion system of the Rosalind Franklin Mars rover. The joint European-Russian robot is due to be launched to the Red Planet next year. In this video, a validation model of the rover is driven down a ramp - to simulate the manoeuvre Rosalind Franklin must perform to get off its landing platform. The latter part of the video has been speeded up.

  • 10 May 2019