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The two primary objectives of our research were to successfully create a robotic simulation that shows how numerous robots will assemble in order to collect seismic data, and build detailed individual robots. In contrast to the human approach of physically deploying and retrieving seismic sensors, robots would instead be used to perform this task. Once a designated location has been determined, each robot will plant its seismic sensor (geophone) and collect the vibration data after the seismic source has taken place. With the use of robots, human life is not at risk. Due to the harsh and dangerous weather conditions in the Antarctic and Greenland environments, robots would replace manual labor. With a team of robots, we will be able to collect a large amount of data over a shorter period of time.