Originating from Penn, this multidisciplinary and multi-university research seeks to enable robots to navigate extraterrestrial bodies


At an elevation of around 6,000 feet near Mount Hood, located roughly 70 miles east of Portland, an interdisciplinary team comprising members from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern CaliforniaTexas A&M UniversityGeorgia Institute of TechnologyOregon State UniversityTemple University, and NASA, embarked on a field mission. The group of engineers, cognitive scientists, geoscientists, and planetary scientists was there to conduct field tests with a four-legged robot named Spirit, part of the Legged Autonomous Surface Science in Analog Environments (LASSIE) Project.

See the full article from Penn Today here.