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Mars Yards

The Mars Yards built for the PERs vary in size, shape, terrain, materials, and complexity. More pictures can be found in the Gallery.

Smithsonian NASA Ames
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
This yard is a scale model of real Martian terrain.
NASA Ames Mars Center
This is the largest yard to date.
Exploratorium National Science Center
Sand mixed with paint gives this yard its texture.
National Science Center
Twin yards shaped to maximize available space.
RI 25 Farnborough
Robotics Institute 25th Anniversary
A simple but effective yard.
NASA Ames traveling yard at Farnborough Air Show
This yard can be packed in a suitcase.
Expo 2005
2005 World Exposition
The rocks and terrain in this yard were created from polystyrene.

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  The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979
to conduct basic and applied research in robotic technologies.  It is part of the School of Computer Science.