One of the Canadian Space Agency's two science micro-rovers that can work as helpers for humans (for instance, to dig for an astronaut) or even as a sidekick for larger rovers. Able to scout out tight spaces like caves or crevices. Kapvik can even be tethered to a larger rover to be lowered down very steep slopes where big rovers cannot go.
|Size (Length, width, height)||0.85 m x 0.78 m x 1.21 m|
|Speed||0.1 km/h at top speed|
|Powered by||Electrical power. Batteries recharged by on board solar panels (40 W)|
- "Kapvik" is Innu for "wolverine," an animal known to be pint-sized, but powerful
- Its digging robotic arm does double-duty as a mast for sensors that allow it to scan and map its environment to search for minerals, water or ice
- Once it spots a target, the fully autonomous rover can drive itself over to the location, use its robotic arm to dig a trench, scoop up samples and deposit them in the collection cans located on either of its "shoulders"
Carleton University, Ryerson University, UTIAS, MDA, University of Winnipeg, Xiphos Technologies.
Photos of rover
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