Robovolc is a robot for exploration of volcanoes. It was designed and built at the University of Catania to monitor the volcano Etna.
RoboVolc
RoboVolc
300 kg
2 h
10
March 2000
October 2003
1.700.000 €

Features

The robot Robovolc is equipped with an articulated axial traction, which allows him to move over rough terrain like those of volcanoes.

It is equipped with a manipulator arm with a gripper end to three contacts, they need to collect samples of rocks. Thanks to sensors for pressure, temperature and gas composition of the air makes measurements and data.

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