Artifact Details

Title

Mars Rover

Catalog Number

102723522

Type

Still image

Date

ca. 1988

Publisher

The Computer Museum

Place of Publication

Boston, MA

Description

A part of the The Computer Museum Slide Series Five: Robots

Text from Robot Slide Series insert -
"Rovers designed for remote exploration of rugged terrain need to be exceptionally stable and hardy. This Mars Rover hardware prototype was built with caterpillar tracks mounted on flexible legs which would keep the Rover level while it crawled over rocks. NASA planned to combine sensing devices and artificial intelligence software with this hardware prototype. This project was abandoned in 1978 when manned space flight became a priority at NASA. Developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA; on loan from NAsA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California"

Category

Slide