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Advanced robotic system of hopping rovers for small solar system bodies

@inproceedings{Yoshimitsu2012AdvancedRS,
  title={Advanced robotic system of hopping rovers for small solar system bodies},
  author={Tetsuo Yoshimitsu and Takashi Kubota and Tadashi Adachi and Yoji Kuroda},
  year={2012}
}
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