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Climbing using space technology
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- Title Climbing using space technology
- Released 01/09/2003 4:57 pm
- Copyright Roboclimber / ESA
Roboclimber, a 3000-kg robot built to prevent landslides, shown in a computer animation. The robot uses space technology to insert 20-metre long rods into potentially perilous slopes that could cause landslides. To do this job manually requires the use of tall scaffolding and can be risky. With Roboclimber the work is controlled remotely by operators stood at a safe distance. The first test with a complete robot is planned for spring 2004.