CaptureCam is a prototype for an omnidirectional video camera attached to a rover. It has potential for data collection for collision avoidance, as well as creating beautiful panoramas of extraterrestrial scenery, for use with off-the-shelf commercial virtual reality hardware. This could allow people on Earth to experience outer space to a degree of realism that has never before been possible.

This project is solving the ExoMars Rover is My Robot challenge.


Since space exploration began, images and video from outer space have inspired scientists, engineers, artists, and other innovators all over the world. Recently-developed virtual reality hardware has allowed people to experience virtual environments like never before, and this technology could find use in allowing people to experience far-away landscapes on places like Mars, the asteroid belt, Saturn's rings, the International Space Station, or Jupiter's moons.

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License: MIT license (MIT)

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