Juliana Cherston (US)

Arrays of bistable elements for landing distributed sensor networks on low gravity bodies

Can a modified snap bracelet be used to land infrastructure on an asteroid? Grappler is part of the mission concept in which a rope or a net is used to grapple onto a low-gravity body of interest. The net doubles as infrastructure for a network of tiny crawlers that move across the net’s surface, primarily for applications in in-situ distributed sensing.

A glitch in the stars – Space Exploration Initiative Exhibition / Space Exploration Initiative, MIT Media Lab (US), Credit:
Grappler / Juliana Cherston (US), Credit:


MIT Media Lab, Responsive Environments (Joseph Paradiso)