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Aerobot: Lift-off - Takeoff of the JPL aerobot, conducted at the El Mirage dry lake in the Mojave desert.
Aerobot: Lift-off
Aerobot: Autonomous Flight - Autonomous flight of the JPL aerobot,
conducted at the El Mirage dry lake in the Mojave desert.
Aerobot: Autonomous Flight
ATHLETE Rover - The All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer (ATHLETE) rover with Brian Wilcox.
ATHLETE Rover
ATHLETE Scorpion Pose - One ATHLETE rover posed like a scorpion for viewing by visitors during JPL's open house, May 2006.
ATHLETE Scorpion Pose
 
Autonomous Helicopter Testbed - The Autonomous Helicopter testbed during field testing in southern California.
Autonomous Helicopter Testbed
Axel - Tethered Marsupial - Axel concept as a tethered marsupial rover for steep terrain access.
Axel - Tethered Marsupial
Axel Rover Family - The Axel Rover Family. Top left and clockwise: (a) Axel in a stowed configuration for flight, (b) an Axel in its surface mobility configuration, (c) an Axel2 with two Axels carrying a single payload module, and (d) and Axel3 with two payload modules.
Axel Rover Family
Camera Gantry Testbed - The Camera Gantry Testbed, used to simulate aerial imagery in the laboratory. The top inset shows a close view of the scanning lidar. The bottom inset shows a close view of the downward looking camera.
Camera Gantry Testbed
 
Commercial Rovers: LAGR Platform - While not exactly commercially available, JPL's platform is one of many copies of this vehicle provided by the DARPA Program, Learning Applied to Ground Robots
Commercial Rovers: LAGR Platform
Commercial Rovers: JPL Humvee - JPL's HMMWV is used for vision research in autonomous driving.
Commercial Rovers: JPL Humvee
Commercial Rovers: Modified ATRV Jr. - JPL's modified ATRV Jr, Clifford.
Commercial Rovers: Modified ATRV Jr.
Commercial Rovers: Modified iRobot Packbot - The
Commercial Rovers: Modified iRobot Packbot
 
Commercial Rovers: Modified Pioneer - JPL's modified ActivMedia Pioneer robot, used primarily for navigation research under the SmartNav task.
Commercial Rovers: Modified Pioneer
FIDO Rover Field Testing - The FIDO rover during desert testing.
FIDO Rover Field Testing
FIDO Rover Size Comparison - The FIDO rover next to models of the Sojourner and MER rovers.
FIDO Rover Size Comparison
LEMUR Rovers: LEMUR 1 - The first prototype of the LEMUR concept (Limbed Excursion Mechanical Utility Robots).
LEMUR Rovers: LEMUR 1
 
LEMUR Rovers: LEMUR IIa - One configuration of the second design for the LEMUR prototype system. The front limbs function as legs and arms, with integrated tools.
LEMUR Rovers: LEMUR IIa
LEMUR Rovers: LEMUR IIb - The second cofiguration of the second generation, LEMUR IIb is tailored for climbing.
LEMUR Rovers: LEMUR IIb
Modular Manipulators: Long Arm Drilling - Core sample acquisition manipulator configuration built from modular Amtec components.
Modular Manipulators: Long Arm Drilling
Modular Manipulators: Short Arm Precision Placement - Vision-guided manipulator configurations
built from modular Amtec components.
Modular Manipulators: Short Arm Precision Placement
 
Phoenix Robotic Arm Inspection - A vital instrument on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is the robotic arm, which will dig into the icy soil and bring samples back to the science deck of the spacecraft for analysis. In September 2006 at a Lockheed Martin Space Systems clean room facility near Denver, a spacecraft technician inspects the arm during the assembly phase of the mission.
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Using the robotic arm, built by JPL, the Phoenix mission will study the history of water and search for complex organic molecules in the ice-rich soil.
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Photo credit: NASA/JPL/UA/Lockheed Martin
Phoenix Robotic Arm Inspection
PLuto Rover - The Programmable Logic rover, PLuto, is controlled by a distributed network of FPGA-based hardware using CLARAty software.
PLuto Rover
PLuto Rover: Micro Avionics Module - A photograph of one of the five Micro Avionics Modules, that make up a network of distributed controllers inside the PLuto rover.
PLuto Rover: Micro Avionics Module
RAMS Arms - A close-up of the RAMS slave arm end effector during simulated eye surgery.
RAMS Arms
 
RAMS Arms: Teleoperated Surgery - RAMS six degrees-of-freedom master and slave arms provide teleoperation with force feedback, motion filtering, and motion scaling.
RAMS Arms: Teleoperated Surgery
Rocky 7: Digging - Rocky 7's short arm is three degrees-of-freedom, with separately actuated scoops that can be configured in as a clamshell for digging, or opposed back-to-back for grasping.
Rocky 7: Digging
Rocky 7: Panoramic Imaging - Rocky 7's mast is deployed for stereocopic imaging of the surrounding terrain by two cameras in the masthead.
Rocky 7: Panoramic Imaging
Rocky 7: Driving Configuration - Rocky 7's limbs are stowed for during driving to eliminate obscuration of the camera views and dynamic loads on the end effectors.
Rocky 7: Driving Configuration
 
Rocky 8 - The Rocky 8 rover imaging terrain in the JPL Marsyard.
Rocky 8
SRR: Sample-Return Rover as Cliffbot - SRR2K acting as the cliff-traversal robot with two fixed anchor-bots at the top of the cliff actively controlling the tethers for stability.
SRR: Sample-Return Rover as Cliffbot
SRR: Sample-Return Rovers as Work Crew - SRR and SRR2K acting as the Robot Work Crew, transporting an extended beam (2.5 meters long) in the Arroyo Seco next to JPL. The terrain is sandy soil with an average slope of 9-degrees.
SRR: Sample-Return Rovers as Work Crew
The Axel Rover - The Axel Rover
The Axel Rover
 


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