Whether orbiting other planets or moons, landing on them or just flying, small but robust unmanned spacecraft – essentially robots – have provided inspiring and futuristic information to Earth-bound scientists.Mission – both human and non-human.
Artificial intelligence is an exciting field in robotics and scientists are building robots with the ability to learn and come up with their own ideas.
Landing on the planet Venus
Venera 7, a Soviet spacecraft, landed on Venus, the first unmanned search to touch another planet and transmit data to Earth.
Near the outer solar system
Pioneer 10 and 11 American missions set sail for Jupiter and Saturn, respectively, the first object to cross the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Both spacecraft eventually leave the solar system, and although they no longer send signals to Earth, they continue to travel deeper into space.
Voyager Gold Record
Mars Exploration Rover