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Aberystwyth Experimental Planetary Rover

Aberystwyth University Rover (inside) Aberystwyth University Rover (outside)
Aberystwyth University Rover (inside) Aberystwyth University Rover (outside)

The Aberystwyth experimental rover is a half-size ExoMars rover chassis. It is based upon the ESA ExoMars rover Concept-E mechanics. The rover has 6 wheel drive, 6 wheel steering, and a 6 wheel walking capability (3 DoF per wheel). The rover supports a panoramic camera instrument (PanCam emulator) and a 3 DoF robot arm - both AU designed and built. The rover also has onboard computing and communication facilities. Specialised server software provides remote access to all of the rover's systems and facilities.