The NASA Mars Sojourner rover inspired this project
. I followed the mission
with great enthusiasm and witnessed a giant leap in robotics that day
it began roaming the Martian terrain and sending images back to earth.
Though I was in awe when the Viking missions of the 1970’s were in
progress, we didn’t see that near real-time interaction with the craft
. The twin rovers
scheduled to launch May/July 2003 and land on the surface January
2004 will be something to follow ! PDA
Robot is a scaled down version of Sojourner that has a similar framework,
components, and functionality at a much lower cost!
The personal digital assistant is...