An interesting team
As the only Japanese team competing for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, Hakuto is using an off-the-shelf approach to develop tethered robots for exploring the sub-surface caves of the moon.
The gallery that follows shows their entry: A pair of rovers that can work independently or in collaboration. The four-wheel robot (informally called Moonraker) and its two-wheeled collaborator (Tetris) can be stored for transport to the moon in a volume of just 50cm (width) x 50cm (height) x 50cm (depth) — with the robots having a combined mass of fewer than 10 kilograms.
How they work together
Talk it out
Moonraker field test
Hakuto's XPRIZE rover
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