Contact: or 412-268-5421

Hyperion exceeded our expectations in its ability to track a sun-synchronous route, traveling over 90% of its 6.1km circuit autonomously and about 10% with remote supervision, to arrive at the final goal with batteries charged (July 18-19). In the second experiment (July 21-22), in which we increased the distance and difficulty of the terrain, Hyperion also performed admirably despite some difficulties, and again reached the final goal on schedule with charged batteries.

More >>

  Carnegie Mellon University has developed Hyperion, a prototype sun-synchronous circumnavigation robot. The robot's name, which comes from Greek mythology, roughly translates as "He who follows the Sun,"
More >>

  Images Updated: 7.24.2001
Explore More >>

Go EventScope!
  ©2001 Carnegie Mellon University - Robotics Institute