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SuperBot and the Vision for Space Exploration ---
       
enabling flexible and robust space operations.
SuperBot
Surface Operations
  habitats
  maintenance
  rovers
  science instruments
  tools
  visual surveys

Space Operations
  construction
  docking
  inspection
  refueling
  repair

Development Activity
  in the laboratory
  in the field

USC/ISI Polymorphic Robotics Lab

SuperBot is:
A robotic solution for carrying out complex tasks in space and on planetary surfaces, such as assembly, inspection, maintenance, habitat construction, surface landing, and exploration. The traditional approach of building separate robots for separate tasks is no longer adequate for affordable space exploration. We need robots that are:

Modular -- made of standardized plug-in units for easy assembly, repair, and expansion
Multifunctional -- having many uses
Reconfigurable -- the ability to change arrangement or shape on the fly

Flexible and durable, SuperBot technology and design provide near-term use and long-term expandability in our exploration and development of space.
congigurations
  modular space hardware
    NASA's new CEV and Return to the Moon efforts will benefit from SuperBot technology.

NASAESMD  USC-ISI  Results of work by the Hawaii team members, May-October, 2005.
Prepared by University of Hawaii SuperBot team members.