Researchers say they have built an AI robot to carry out chemical reactions to produce oxygen from water on Mars. The team says the system could be a way for space travelers in the future to make much-needed oxygen on the Martian surface.
Chinese researchers say they have built an artificial intelligence robot that can carry out chemical reactions to produce oxygen from water on Mars. The system could be another way for space travelers in the future to make much-needed oxygen on Mars. Developers of the new robot system in China say it can be used to release oxygen from the planet's water supply. The team explored whether an AI robot could use materials found on Mars to produce catalysts to break down water and release oxygen. The robot used that data to predict which catalysts would be able to split water molecules to produce oxygen. "So when we finally saw that the catalysts made by the robot could actually produce oxygen by splitting water molecules, I felt like my dream was coming true. I even started to imagine that I, myself, will live on Mars in the future." Jiang told Nature he thinks his team's robotic system could also be used to produce other useful catalysts on Mars.