SpaceBok, a Locomotion Concept for Space Exploration
Legged robots are advancing fast here on Earth, let’s get them to space!
Walking robots show high versatility. With precise foot placements, sandy slopes or rocky terrain can be tackled. For long-range missions , more energetically efficient gaits can be employed . Such a system could take us to places where no other robot has ever been. Sites of great scientific importance such as deep extra-terrestrial craters and canyons would for the first time be within human reach. SpaceBok has been specifically built to test the feasibility of dynamic locomotion in low gravity. We hope that our findings contribute to the future of space exploration.