NASA's New Concept For Exploring Comets And Asteroids
Sep 7, 2015
Utilizing a complicated series of three wheels inside the device, the Hedgehog can jump, roll, bounce, and even slightly adjust its position. These different moves are accomplished by spinning the three interior wheels and quickly hitting their brakes. The Hedgehog is still in the testing stages, but this video provides a captivating look into the future of space exploration. We can't wait to see what this machine will help us discover.
One of the challenges facing humanity in our quest to explore space is creating a way to navigate the uneven terrain and odd gravity we encounter along the way. To help solve this problem, NASA has developed a robot concept called Hedgehog. Rather than moving around on wheels the Hedgehog moves by hopping and rolling around.