Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM News

An Algorithm Helps Protect Mars Curiosity's Wheels

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
Rover wheel, traction sensor

A "scarecrow" rover at NASA's JPL drives over a sensor while testing a new driving algorithm. Engineers created the algorithm to reduce wheel wear on the Mars Curiosity rover.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

There are no mechanics on Mars, so the next best thing for NASA's Curiosity rover is careful driving.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
View Full Article


No entries found