JPL and NASA have combined forces to create this awesome robot which they hope to land on the moon in a decade.

ATHLETE (All-Terrain Hex-Legged Extra-Terrestrial Explorer) has six legs and wheels. It can run on the wheels or use a stepping motion.

ATHLETE can also lock it wheels in place and add tools to the wheel motor such as a drill or a grip to pick up objects with. The flat top allows it to transport up to 450 KG or more if connected to another ATHLETE.

See video here.

Link via (New Scientist)

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