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Lunar Rover Initiative (LRD)
This project is no longer active.
Head: William (Red) L. Whittaker
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 Field Robotics Center (FRC)
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This page last updated - September 2010.
We deveopled Daedalus, a six-legged frame-walker with efficient redundant drive systems, for extreme terrain missions as part of the Lunar Rover Initiative.
Lunar Rover Navigation
Carnegie Mellon researchers are creating the prototype for a new lunar rover that can navigate rugged terrain autonomously and under supervisory control over thousands of kilometers of terrain. As part of this Lunar Rover Initiative, the LRD Navigation Group is developing the navigation system of the rover.
Robotic All Terrain Lunar Exploration Rover
Ratler is a battery-powered, four-wheeled, skid-steered vehicle used as a testbed to develop the remote driving techniques needed for a lunar mission.