OffWorld, a developer of industrial swarm robotic mining systems powered by artificial intelligence (AI), has announced that it plans to develop solutions for space exploration.
The newly established OffWorld Europe will begin its first programme on a multi-year strategy that focuses on developing and deploying modules for the extraction and storage of oxygen and hydrogen from volatiles and water deposits at the lunar surface.
Part of this will include pairingmodules to OffWorld’s robotic technologies for cohesive lunar deployment.
The new division will expand research into state-of-the-art lunar regolith processing and begin the design and development of the robotic workforce necessary to accomplish a variety of volatile recovery tasks.
What’s more, the initial lunar focus will be on meeting projected near-term market needs of liquid propellants, water, and oxygen.
Jim Keravala, CEO and co-founder, OffWorld said: “We have been proving our AI and robotic systems with the mining industry on Earth and our goal has always been to eventually expand our services to other celestial bodies, so OffWorld Europe has really been years in the making and I am thrilled to finally open our doors.”
Its new range of autonomous robots is built for surveying environments, performing precision excavation, and collecting, hauling, and processing material.