Wolfgang Fink’s Robotic Lake Lander

Wolfgang Fink of the UA department of electrical and computer engineering has developed an autonomous robotic lake lander that could be used to explore this planet and others. Fink unveiled the lake lander, named Tucson Explorer II, or TEX II, in a paper titled “Robotic Lake Lander Test Bed for Autonomous Surface and Subsurface Exploration of Titan Lakes,” which he presented March 8 at an aerospace conference organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Big Sky, Mont. TEX II is an autonomous exploration vehicle that potentially could be used to explore the lakes of liquid hydrocarbon known to exist on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

This research has been conducted at the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory (Director: Prof. Wolfgang Fink) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering http://ece.arizona.edu/ in the College of Engineering http://www.engr.arizona.edu/ of the University of Arizona http://www.arizona.edu/.

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3 thoughts on “Wolfgang Fink’s Robotic Lake Lander

  1. What if it’s hit by …
    What if it’s hit by a big wave and overturns? Maybe having the? hulls curve up on both sides would prevent that.

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