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Researchers in a variety of fields, including aeolian science, biology, and environmental science, have already made use of stationary and mobile remote sensing equipment to increase their variety of data collection opportunities. However, due to mobility challenges, remote sensing opportunities relevant to desert environments and in particular dune fields have been limited to stationary equipment. We describe here an investigative trip to two well-studied experimental deserts in New Mexico with D-RHex, a mobile remote sensing platform oriented towards desert research. D-RHex is the latest iteration of the RHex family of robots, which are six-legged, biologically inspired, small (10kg) platforms with good mobility in a variety of rough terrains, including on inclines and over obstacles of higher than robot hip height.

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@TECHREPORT{Roberts-Duperret-TechnicalReport2014, author = {Sonia Roberts and Jeff Duperret et al}, title = {Desert RHex Technical Report: Jornada and White Sands Trip}, year = {2014}, institution = {University of Pennsylvania}, month = {November}, }



Date Posted: 12 November 2014

This document has been peer reviewed.