Eurobot goes to the Mediterranean

A robot made for space has left its wheels on land and is now tested under water. The Eurobot Wet Model has been tested under water at the European Astronaut Centre in Germany and now at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Texas. It will soon be going to the Mediterranean. Hopefully this technology can be used to help divers recover plane wreckages, flight recorders and with fine movement control do archaeological work.

Compared to NASA, ESA is not as skilled at public outreach. The Eurobot doesn’t even have its own wikipedia page. ESA is doing a lot of interesting things but you need to dig through their web site to find it. I would add a picture of the robot here but ESA requires written permission. Wonder why hardly any one writes about their Eurobot… Maybe they’re waiting for Tom Cruise to call?

ESA: Exploring the seas, thanks to space

ESA: Eurobot makes a splash

ESA: Eurobot Ground Prototype

Space.com: Astronaut in space test drives robot on Earth

The European Astronaut Centre

The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

Thales Group

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Wikipedia: ESA | EAC | NBL

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