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Carnegie Mellon Researchers Deploy Robot In Antarctica To Search Autonomously For Meteorites And Classify Them In The Field

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January 19, 2000
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Carnegie Mellon University
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Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have deployed a four-wheeled robot named Nomad to a site in Antarctica, where it will autonomously search for meteorites and classify them in the field with scientific instruments contained in a newly developed manipulator arm.

PITTSBURGH — Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have deployed a four-wheeled robot named Nomad to a site in Antarctica, where it will autonomously search for meteorites and classify them in the field with scientific instruments contained in a newly developed manipulator arm. The expedition marks the first time a robot will be used to discover extraterrestrial material that has fallen to Earth and could serve as a prototype for future scientific missions to Mars and the Moon.


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Carnegie Mellon University. (2000, January 19). Carnegie Mellon Researchers Deploy Robot In Antarctica To Search Autonomously For Meteorites And Classify Them In The Field. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000119075211.htm
Carnegie Mellon University. "Carnegie Mellon Researchers Deploy Robot In Antarctica To Search Autonomously For Meteorites And Classify Them In The Field." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000119075211.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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