NASA Telerobotics Team to Demonstrate K10 Rover Sept. 22

K10 Robot

The K10 robot now undergoing testing at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffatt Field, Calif. Credits: (NASA/ARC)

Skywatchers and space enthusiasts across the globe will gather Sept. 22 to celebrate “International Observe the Moon Night” – but one group in Moffett Field, Calif., will get an added thrill: the chance to watch a next-generation NASA robot being put through its paces.

NASA’s Surface Telerobotics team, part of the Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) project, will help make a night under the lunar limb memorable by demonstrating how its K10 rover deploys a telescope antenna – one of a variety of tasks such sophisticated, articulate “handybots” will conduct in the future to support their human counterparts living and working in space and, someday, on other worlds.

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