(via Polar Rover is first wind-powered Antarctic explorer :…

(via Polar Rover is first wind-powered Antarctic explorer : TreeHugger)

Researchers from China’s Kunlun Polar Research Team in Antarctica have come up with an interesting robot to help them explore the frozen reaches of the continent. Using Urban Green Energy’s “HoYi!” mini wind turbine, they’ve added wind-power to their robot, the Polar Rover.

Polar Rover is equipped with a myriad of sensors, including atmospheric sensors, snow samplers, geography and geology analyzers, and yes, it alsomakes a claim for the title of the world’s first wind-powered, satellite-controlled autonomous robot.

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