Localizing rovers on the Moon

  Earlier this week we performed a set of experiments to test localization functions. Localization simply answers the question “Where am I?” to the rover. This is essential  to achieve as simple goals as going around a rock or localizing a water ice source. Every robot needs to know how much it moved and where […]

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So, what is LUCID?

A fleet of 4 cars — two big vans, a motor house, and a car — carefully cut the curves of Teide National Park breaking the silence of very early morning. Sun was still resting behind the horizon but the sky in the East started to melt into orange colors and moon was setting on […]

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Getting ready for the Moon

Yesterday was very very long day — starting 6:30 am and finishing 3:30 am. BUT, we are happy because  the rover is now assembled, moving, and half calibrated. We celebrated this with proper dose of bacon in the morning. With the Mount El Teide in the background, you can see that working environment is not […]

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The rover is here! 

Great news. After lots of fallen hairs and added bacon kilos this unnerving battle against unnamed logistics conglomerates (I, cough, beria) was won. This morning the rover finally flew from Madrid to Tenerife! We unpacked things at the airport and loaded them into the vans. And hooray we climbed to El Teide. Rover and destroyer […]

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