The ESA's Seeker rover being put through its paces in Chile's Atacama Desert (Photo: ESA)
A time-lapse panorama of the Seeker rover successfully navigating through a sparse boulder field (Photo: ESA)
A time-lapse panorama of the Seeker rover negotiating a small hill that featured a sudden change in soil texture (Photo: ESA)
With remote control of rovers on Mars out of the question due to radio signals taking up to 40 minutes to make the round trip to and from the Red Planet, the European Space Agency (ESA) has developed a vehicle that is able to carry out instructions fully autonomously. The ESA team recently tested their Seeker full-scale rover in Chile where the rover was able to chart its own course through the Mars-like Atacama Desert.
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