Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Hey, Somebody's Got to Dig for Hydrogen and Oxygen on the Moon...

From: The Tartan
"'Scarab' the robot"
"The Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute has developed a prototype moon rover, 'Scarab.' The robot has the ability to perform the challenging task of lunar prospecting.
The ultimate goal of lunar prospecting is to discover, extract, and utilize resources in the soil of other planets.
David Wettergreen, leader of Scarab’s software and autonomy development, said, “This is a technology development program that is focusing on extracting hydrogen and oxygen from lunar soil..."
Read full artticle: http://www.thetartan.org/2007/10/1/scitech/scarab
Check Out: "CLASSROOM ROBOTICS" (the book)

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