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An asteroid mining robot, the dig is designed to land on an asteroid in swarms and scrape the surface with its strong paws. Since many asteroids are basically large piles of rubble, and opposed to solid rock, removing material from the surface is actually quite easy. The disturbed surface material will then be caught in large nets for transport to a refinement facility.

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:iconmichaeljohnmorris:
MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Cool robot. :)
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:iconartofsoulburn:
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Michael!
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:iconmichaeljohnmorris:
MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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Sinperium Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it.  Really practical looking.

A few suggestions just for thought:

1) "Piton feet"--hydraulic cylinders on sides of leg ends to drive a sharpened piton into the rock.
2) Propellant tank(s) on top with thruster nozzles that allow it to thrust downward so when moving/digging it doesn't float away from the asteroid.
3) Underneath, mantis-like digging claws, a center mounted pile driver, laser cutter or circular cutting blade and motor for reducing/removing/cutting into rock.
4) Side-mounted antennas, swivel spotlights.
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:iconartofsoulburn:
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the suggestions, if I ever do a more detailed design of him, I'll keep those in mind :)
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:iconsinperium:
Sinperium Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just some suggestions from a science nerd. No need to change your vision. It's a great base concept.
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:iconartofsoulburn:
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
it's all good, I like incorporating as much actually science as I can, many times actual science is the thing that leads people to a more interesting design :)
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errorsans349 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm cool
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:iconartofsoulburn:
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconerrorsans349:
errorsans349 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yw
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lemagnificent Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Good idea, but i thought that is a robo-table :/
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:iconartofsoulburn:
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
it was actually inspired by the rear of a flatbed truck, but a table is fine too :)
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fnafplayer64 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student General Artist
Hey I know a song for it youtu.be/ytWz0qVvBZ0
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:iconartofsoulburn:
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
sounds perfect
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Victini07 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
It looks like if a table was turn into a robot.
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:iconartofsoulburn:
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
pretty close, it was actually inspired by the rear of a flatbed truck :)
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Vetrox-Tera Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Exactly!
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