Artist's impression of a robot snake and a rover on Mars (Image: James Steidl/Shutterstock.com)
Wheeko and its development team (Image: SINTEF)
Wheeko was created to study snake robot locomotion on flat surfaces
Mars is essentially one big desert, and what do you tend to find in deserts? Snakes. There’s a reason for this, so the European Space Agency-funded SERPEX project is conducting a feasibility study on how robot snakes could one day be used to explore the Red Planet.
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