Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Snowbotics

As part of our continuing coverage of this years winter robotics, we present these videos from YouTube User GreenlandRobot.

The project is to build a solar powered autonomous robot which carries a scientific payload (ground penetrating radar currently) in snowy environments like Greenland or Antarctica.



So far they have a prototype driving up a hill covered in snow. They are working on building another prototype after this one to improve the drive systems performance before starting work on the final version.



The current prototype also looks to be capable of carrying small payloads.

We look forward to seeing more of their progress in the future and will to keep you up to date with all of the action in the world of snow robotics.

1 comment:

thomasj said...

The Dartmouth School of Engineering built a similiar robot- http://yetibot.blogspot.com/