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Dante's VolcanoThis video contains two segments: one a 0:01:50 spot and the other a 0:08:21 feature. Dante 2, an eight-legged walking machine, is shown during field trials as it explores the inner depths of an active volcano at Mount Spurr, Alaska. A NASA sponsored team at Carnegie Mellon University built Dante to withstand earth's harshest conditions, to deliver a science payload to the interior of a volcano, and to report on its journey to the floor of a volcano. Remotely controlled from 80-miles away, the robot explored the inner depths of the volcano and information from onboard video cameras and sensors was relayed via satellite to scientists in Anchorage. There, using a computer generated image, controllers tracked the robot's movement. Ultimately the robot team hopes to apply the technology to future planetary missions.
Document ID
19950004572
Document Type
Video
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1994
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-109955
ASR-269
NONP-NASA-VT-94-25775
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.