The mix-and-match of Ziggy Stardust and the Robot Spiders from the moon

“The team calls the system WORMS, for the Walking Oligomeric Robotic Mobility System. The system’s parts include worm-inspired robotic limbs that an astronaut can easily snap onto a base, and that work together as a walking robot. Depending on the mission, parts can be configured to build, for instance, large ‘pack’ bots capable of carrying heavy solar panels up a hill. The same parts could be reconfigured into six-legged spider bots that can be lowered into a lava tube to drill for frozen water.”—”Mix-and-match kit could enable astronauts to build a menagerie of lunar exploration bots. Robotic parts could be assembled into nimble spider bots for exploring lava tubes or heavy-duty elephant bots for transporting solar panels.”

Hermetic Library Omnium the Mix and Match of Ziggy Stardust and the Robot Spiders From the Moon 23mar2023