A spiky spherical robot that will roll, tumble, and bounce its away across Phobos

A team of researchers from Stanford University, along with scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have proposed a new class of robots that could someday roll and hop across the surface of the Martian moon, Phobos. Called 'hedgehogs,' they would be launched from… »1/14/13 3:30pm1/14/13 3:30pm