Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute
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|Zoë Returns To Atacama On NASA Mission To Search for Subsurface Life|
June 11, 2013. The autonomous, solar-powered Zoë, which became the first robot to map microbial life during a 2005 field expedition in Chile’s Atacama Desert, is heading back to the world’s driest desert this month on a NASA astrobiology mission led by Carnegie Mellon University and the SETI Institute. This time, Zoë is equipped with a one-meter drill to search for subsurface life.
|Robotics Institute Alum Helps NASA Make Rovers Smarter|
March 31, 2010. David Thompson, who earned his PhD in Robotics in 2008, was part of a team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that developed software enabling the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to make some decisions about which rocks to study.
|Science on the Fly
The next generation of rovers will conduct autonomous science surveys and adapt their investigation on the fly.
March 31, 2010 - Length: 3:12
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