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A pair of lunar robots designed by German engineers took this selfie to conclude a successful exercise of autonomous operations

The robots practiced teamwork as they navigated the challenging terrain near the volcano's smoking crater on their own

The robots completed a set of tasks including the collection of samples and analysis of their chemical compositions.

They even distributed radio antennas across the volcanic dunes to set up a radio astronomy observatory, pretending it was the far side of the moon. 

 An experimental moon exploration robot called Scout is being tested in the moon-like terrain of Italy's Etna volcano. 

The robot, developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) was built to navigate in areas that are difficult to access

 it can be seen moving with confidence on the volcanic soil, which is similar in texture to lunar regolith

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