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Scarabaeus robot. This bio-inspired robot was based on Scarabaeus sp. scarab beetles. The goal is to develop and program a multifunctional multi-degree of freedom, autonomous walking robot for rough steep and uneven terrain, such as canyons or crater walls. One focus is the development of high level artificial intelligence which allows the Scarabaeus to detect obstacles and navigate around them, especially in rocky slopes with up to 80 percent inclination. Due to the extreme environment, most planning and navigation solutions were not applicable.
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