The Rover can be compared to a large electric tractor, having both a digger arm and robotic hand to carry out a wide variety of tasks.
In contrast to the scientific rovers dispatched to Mars to date, the Mars One Rovers' tasks will be focused more on utility, the deployment and maintenance of the human Settlement on Mars:
- Autonomous travel to locate the most suitable area for settlement.
- Measure the amount of water in the soil.
- Move the Landers to the preferred locations.
- Remove protective panels from the Landers.
- Unroll and lay down the solar photovoltaic panels.
- Extract (from the Lander) and assist with inflation of the Living Unit.
- Connect the air tube between the Life Support Unit and the Living Unit.
- Deposit soil in the Support Unit for water extraction and return the dry soil.