Competing for the Google Lunar X Prize

If there were a paradise for roboticists, this is what it would look like.

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 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.