"An army of inflatable, spherical robots might one day roll around on the Martian surface," New Scientist reports. These "rolling spherical rovers" could prove key in mapping other planets – and they might even be put to work spelunking deep caves here on earth. Or, say, exploring large architectural structures: unmanned drones bouncing down the steps of Angkor Wat.

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Blogger Rombsy said...

Inflatables in caves = no good. Pop.

May 31, 2008 11:16 PM  
Anonymous marilyn terrell said...

reminds me of zorbing in New Zealand:
http://www.zorb.com/

Rombsy's right about caves. Better to use a robo-snake:
http://download.srv.cs.cmu.edu/~biorobotics/projects/modsnake/newwebsite/gallery/index.html

June 01, 2008 2:09 AM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

They'll use bullet-proof inflatables. Send them rolling toward the center of the earth.

June 01, 2008 1:35 PM  
Blogger jimmy.kl said...

Being seeing you

June 06, 2008 12:45 AM  

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