PublisherThe Computer Museum
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
DescriptionA 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"