Red Rover

Date:9 February 2010 Tags:, , , ,

The Nasa Regolith Excavation Challenge, set for 17-18 October at the Nasa Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley, will award $500 000 (R3,9 million) for the robot that can dig and dump the most simulated lunar dirt during a 30-minute workout.

Among the hot contenders is the Astrobotic Moon digger developed by Astrobotic Technology in collaboration with the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

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