Venus Rover Concepts That Beat The Killer Atmosphere

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Shared February 18, 2020

How do you build a rover that can happily work at 500C, 90 Atmospheres of pressure and the problems of dust and corrosion? NASA has 2 approaches - one seeks to harden electronics against the heat, the other replaces electronic logic with mechanical hardware.

NASA and HeroX are crowdsourcing solutions for a mechanism to detect obstacles and allow the rover to head in a different direction with a $15,000 prize to the best entry:

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