Four robots designed for late night exploration are guided over the internet by people all over the world. Take control of one of them.
The robots select new operators to drive them every few minutes. You can request control of a robot from this website while the event is live. The robots will know you are waiting and they will do their best to take you on a ride as soon a slot frees up. As you wait to take control of one robot, you can enjoy the livestream of the event that will appear on this page and on Livestream.com
Using the on-screen buttons or the arrow keys on your keyboard, the robots can turn and move forward. They can also look up or down. They sense obstacles around them and they feed this information back to you, the operator, to help you navigate in near-darkness. If they get too close to an object they will stop moving forward and they will notify you through the web-based control interface. When this happens the robots are still able to turn on the spot until the path ahead is clear and the journey can continue.
The Robots have been engineered in collaboration with RAL Space, a world-leading centre for the research and development of space exploration technologies working alongside the UK Space Agency - UKSA