German robots ready to explore the lunar craters




German robots ready to explore the lunar craters March 8, 2013


While the Japanese are willing to travel to the international space station tiny anthropomorphic robot named Kibo , German researchers at the Centre and the DFKI Robotics Innovation Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity ZARM working on two spetsrobotami that can help in the study of lunar craters on the presence in them of ice from freshwater . The project was created RIMRES hexapod “Iron Spider”, working together with a wheeled robot, conveyor.

200-pound rover SHERPA length 2.4 meters walking with a hybrid propulsion system with an adjustable suspension. On rough roads rover moves on wheels, while it overcomes rocky terrain on four legs. Its main task – transporting robot scout named CREX in lunar craters and back. This helps him a 1.8-meter arm.


27-pound hexapod CREX (kraterorazvedchik) 1 meter is not fast enough for the independent movement of the moon. But the walk up the steep slopes of the crater it a whale. During transport to not get damaged, CREX hides under her feet.

It is unlikely that the two will fly to the moon in the near future. But it is still interesting to look at what might look like space robots of the future.

CREX – 1




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