Robot Astro 1 is an educational platform which combines robotics and space. On the educational robotic platform Steam students can build devices to add various functions to Astro 1. At the same time, teachers and professors have the opportunity to use the platform to combine material from the education ministry with this robot and to show students how theory becomes practice for problem solving.
Astro 1 also functions as a mobile satellite station from which students can receive live video from micro-satellites they send to the stratosphere.
The robot weighs about 1,400 kilos, has a perimeter of 10 metres and a height of three metres. It moves with the help of 24 hydraulic motors and emerged through the exchange of ideas between students within the Pascal space Steam education programme.
The robot’s unique spider-like design allows it to move easily, and be placed on any surface using minimal energy.
The robot is located in Europe Square in Larnaca.
For further information about the programme: tel. 99-242663