NASA to send robot dogs to Mars
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is programming robot dogs to send to the red planet.
NASA has been investigating Mars for years, either looking for water or elements that are important. Technological development has allowed the US agency to continue adapting and this time it is training robot dogs with artificial intelligence that will tour the neighboring planet .
In the next trips to Mars they will bring new robots for exploration. Although the interspace agency has rover-type devices, they are not capable of entering underground caves, or moving over uneven terrain. That is why they have created Spot in conjunction with the Boston Dynamics company.
On the one hand, this type of robot dog has been the most efficient model independently . In addition, they must be able to carry enough payload for their ears, eyes and brain to help them navigate the red planet. As well as being able to cross celestial bodies with good levels of stability, speed and resistance.
On the other hand, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on its website, Spot's "intelligence" could be used to find microbial life under the surface of Mars . The reason NASA opted for Boston Dynamics was because they are able to move autonomously, without the need for communication with the base . Walking on all fours, gives agility and resistance to cross terrain and enter caves. The presence of these robot dogs will cause a revolution in interplanetary expeditions .