LunaRoo: Designing a Hopping Lunar Science Payload #space #exploration

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Presentation slides from the talk given at the IEEE Aerospace Conference (@IEEEAeroConf) 2016 in Big Sky, Montana, USA.

We describe a hopping science payload solution de- signed to exploit the Moon’s lower gravity to leap up to 20m above the surface. The entire solar-powered robot is compact enough to fit within a 10cm cube, whilst providing unique observation and mission capabilities by creating imagery during the hop. The LunaRoo concept is a proposed payload to fly onboard a Google Lunar XPrize entry. Its compact form is specifically designed for lunar exploration and science mission within the constraints given by PTScientists. The core features of LunaRoo are its method of locomotion – hopping like a kangaroo - and its imaging system capable of unique over-the- horizon perception. The payload will serve as a proof of concept, highlighting the benefits of alternative mobility solutions, in particular enabling observation and exploration of terrain not traversable by wheeled robots. in addition providing data for beyond line-of-sight planning and communications for surface assets, extending overall mission capabilities.

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LunaRoo: Designing a Hopping Lunar Science Payload #space #exploration

  1. 1. http://roboticvision.org/ m tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo DESIGNING A HOPPING
 LUNAR SCIENCE PAYLOAD LUNAROO: Jürgen ‘Juxi’ Leitner arc centre of excellence for robotic vision queensland university of technology Authors: Jürgen Leitner, William Chamberlain, Donald G. Dansereau, Ma;hew Dunbabin, Markus Eich, Thierry Peynot, Jonathan Roberts, Raymond Russell, Niko Sünderhauf
  2. 2. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo landing a robot on the surface of the Moon, traveling 500 meters over the lunar surface, and sending images and data back to the Earth.” “
  3. 3. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo http://ptscientists.com/lunar-rover-pload-opportunityay/
  4. 4. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo Australian Moonshot
  5. 5. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo Jürgen Leitner, William Chamberlain, Donald G. Dansereau, Ma;hew Dunbabin, Markus Eich, Thierry Peynot, Jonathan Roberts, Raymond Russell, Niko Sünderhauf
  6. 6. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKdJn2seZZg
  7. 7. http://roboticvision.org/ started to work with Queensland Centre
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 Advanced Technologies
  8. 8. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo lunar dust science comms relay mobility beyond horizon planning e.g. hop in/out of crater picture of rover from above
  9. 9. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo
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  12. 12. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo
  13. 13. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo new prototype STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT ROB LEE, TIM HOJNIK
  14. 14. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT ROB LEE, TIM HOJNIK inspired by US Patent 20,150,352,454
  15. 15. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT ROB LEE, TIM HOJNIK
  16. 16. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT ROB LEE, TIM HOJNIK
  17. 17. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT ROB LEE, TIM HOJNIK
  18. 18. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT ROB LEE, TIM HOJNIK
  19. 19. tinyurl.com/QUTLunaRootinyurl.com/QUTLunaRoo Jürgen ‘Juxi’ Leitner arc centre of excellence for robotic vision queensland university of technology j.leitner@roboticvision.org thank you! @QUTLunaRoo Questions? Interested? j.leitner@roboticvision.org

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