Competing for the Google Lunar X Prize
If there were a paradise for roboticists, this is what it would look like.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have put robots on some of the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. From volcanoes and coal-mines to deserts and Antarctica, their bots have explored it all. And now they are shooting for someplace completely alien: the moon. They’re competing for the Google Lunar X Prize. Prachi Patel recently visited their lab to check on the status of their rover.