Robotic Exploration Rover


Test your programming skills and move the robot around the obstacles. Image Credit: NASA

NASA tests robots for exploration in areas called analogs. Analogs are places where the environment is similar to locations like Mars or the moon, where a robot may be used. One NASA analog is in the Arizona desert. NASA robotics experts conduct field tests in the desert to assess new ideas for rovers, spacewalks and ground support. Some of these tests are conducted by a team called Desert RATS, which stands for Desert Research And Technology Studies.

What is it like to be part of a team that designs and tests robots? Find out and test your programming skills with “ROVER”. Guide the robot over an analog of 12 terrain grids without consuming all of his battery power. Watch out for obstacles!

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