A planetary landing device inspired by gliding cockroaches

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Demands for planetary landing Unmanned exploratory missions to e.g. Mars involve a landing phase, where the spacecraft descends vertically to the planetary surface. In order to minimize the impact during landing a breaking system of parachutes and airbags is employed. This system is uncontrolled and hence not able to adapt to unforeseeable situations… (More)

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@inproceedings{Seidl2007APL, title={A planetary landing device inspired by gliding cockroaches}, author={Tobias Seidl and Daniela Girimonte}, year={2007} }