MOONWALK Human-Robot Collaboration

MOONWALK develops innovative technologies for cooperative human-robot space exploration. To simulate the low-gravity conditions of the moon, the MOONWALK robot-astronaut team was tested in a mission simulation at subsea Marseilles. To simulate extreme environmental conditions and specific exobiological conditions to be found on Mars, the robot-astronaut team tests MOONWALK systems and technologies at Rio Tinto in Spain.

Project Year

2013 – 2016

Team Members

DFKI Robotics Innovation Center (RIC) – Germany, COMEX – France EADS UK – United Kingdom, LIQUIFER Systems Group – Austria, Space Applications Services – Belgium, NTNU Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Space – Norway, INTA Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial – Spain


Photos Rio Tinto: Bruno Stubenrauch, Photos Subsea Marseilles: COMEX

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