NASA tests new Moon equipment on Earth – iTWire

NASA is developing the next generation of lunar robots that will help humans explore our closest neighbor in space.  Check the article referenced below for more.  ATHLETE and robots like it are going to pave the way for lunar bases.  Again, this is more of the human/machine interface that has been a recurring theme for my entries.  These robots are going to be our partners in exploring and living on the moon.  More than that, we will see this kind of partnership develop here on Earth with personal robots in our homes to assist with all sorts of life activities. 

NASA tests new Moon equipment on Earth
iTWire, Australia – 3 hours ago
“ Wilcox is the principal investigator for ATHLETE, short for All-Terrain Hex-Legged Extra-Terrestrial Explorer robot. [NASA: “NASA Tests Lunar Robots and

NASA tests new Moon equipment on Earth – iTWire
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 15:31:44 GMT

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  1. Hinoki Sai says

    Wow. That “ATHLETE” robot seems pretty interesting. But I wonder how it’s going to pull equipment one the moon without flying off. Haha, that would be funny.

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