Robot Rover

The Scarab, a robot rover, is “a fully autonomous prospector ‘bot, that’ll carry out its work using laser scanners to navigate the harsh terrain and a radioactive power source to keep itself going.” Video after the break.

It needs to be able to core through a meter of possibly hard, icy soil to get at the pockets of hydrogen concentrations for study – and its wheels are the key.

[via Dvice]