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NIST RoboCrane Mobile 2 m prototype


NIST full-scale 2 m RoboCrane mobile prototype (2 m frame member length) driven using six independently-controlled tracks (i.e., three tracked vehicles). It was mobile, flexibly-configured, rigid/hinged-legged and battery powered. The on-board computer was an SBC-32 based system that allowed remote RF control of the rover's mobility, Stewart-platform and attached tool. The prototype was demonstrated at the National Air and Space Museum Lunar Rover Exhibition in Washington, D.C. in 1992.

Created August 25, 2011, Updated January 5, 2017