I find myself more enthralled than I had imaged with the idea of a rover on the Martian surface. I do have two questions that I have yet to get answered:
- What percentage of the movements of the rover are (or, will probably be) AI based? Are any? Or is it more like a long range radio controlled dune buggy?
- What is the typical time for a signal to travel from the red planet to earth, or vice versa? Perhaps a more succinct way to put this is, if a command to move to a certain place is sent from the earth, how long is it until the device can actually start moving. Return it's results? I have no idea how they have that set up, but it all seems very interesting.