Washington: It's the era of selfies and just like us, robots too have been bitten by this bug!
Recently, NASA has released new images of its Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, snapped by the rover itself using the ultimate inbuilt selfie stick-its 7-foot-long robotic arm.
The Little Rover: The circular version of my recent selfie inspired this work by MAHLI's Megan Kennedy Wu. Merci! pic.twitter.com/8ZVMqiTVF4
— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) August 21, 2015
These photos were captured when the arm reached down to drill into a Martian rock called "Buckskin."
Using the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), dozens of images were shot on August 5th and were stitched together to form a striking self-portrait of Curiosity atop the Red Planet’s rock formation.
Here is another one:
— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) August 19, 2015