About the Exploration Technology GroupHoneybee Robotics Exploration Technology Group engineers and builds terrestrial and extraterrestrial drilling, excavation, and geotechnical systems, as well as sample acquisition, transfer and processing technologies. Because these systems are autonomous, smart, low power, light-weight, and low-mass, they have application not only in space, but here on earth in mining and petroleum applications.
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The LITA team is in the middle of field testing. Our rover Zoe has been driving to preselected locations, and at each location it takes a panorama, takes spectra readings of the surroundings, drills to collects subsurface samples, and uses … Continue
Yesterday afternoon, the shipping crate carrying the Zoe rover and Honeybee’s LITA drill arrived at Paranal Observatory. We worked into the night and this morning assembling the rover and performing functional tests on its instruments. Today, we transported Zoe to … Continue