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Propulsion breakthrough boosts Nasa robots

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Propulsion breakthrough boosts Nasa robots

Nasa claims to have revolutionised the performance of its Thibodeaux test robot by using technology that incorporates electric motors within the device’s wheels.

The agency said that the system, developed by electric propulsion firm WaveCrest, will provide more power and speed to assist astronauts on lunar and Mars missions.

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