A NASA Expert Explains How Robots Help Humans in Space

When it comes to space, humans and robots go way back. NASA is even working on a new generation of robots that will help us explore in advanced and novel ways. With NASA’s CADRE — Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Exploration — project, a new network of mini rovers could enable future autonomous robotic exploration of the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Watch this video to hear NASA’s Subha Comandur explain more.

“CADRE robots could complement NASA’s larger planetary robots and rovers,” said Sonny Mitchell , a program element manager for NASA’s Game Changing Development Program, which funds the project. “Multiple small, autonomous robots could cover more ground, potentially helping us map unexplored regions on the Moon.”