The B9 Creations Functional Soil Sampler is a precision made unit designed
to duplicate the environmental soil sampler used by the Robot in the first
season episode, "Island in the Sky". In that episode, the Robot leaves the
Jupiter-2 to analyze the alien planet's environment. As the camera zooms
onto the right tread section of the Robot, a small door slowly opens and a
rotating drill tube extends out, drilling into the alien planets surface.
After taking the sample, the drill tube stops spinning, retracts into the
tread section and the cover closes.