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According to ESA Top News (This article and its images were originally posted on ESA Top News November 28, 2018 at 05:04AM.)
This walking and hopping robot is currently being tested in ESA’s Mars Yard.
SpaceBok is a quadruped robot designed by a Swiss student team from ETH Zurich and ZHAW Zurich, under the supervision of Professor Marco Hutter and PhD student Hendrik Kolvenbach, for future missions to the Moon or Mars.
“Legged robots can traverse unstructured terrain and could be used to explore areas of interest, such as craters, which rovers are unable to reach,” explains team member Patrick Barton. “As they are very versatile, they can change gait to adapt to different terrain.”
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