Photo: Robots to Start Moon Base Construction?



Robots the size of riding lawn mowers might be the first construction workers on the moon, according to a recent NASA-sponsored study that says two remote-controlled droids could build a landing site for a lunar outpost in less than six months.

The robots, pictured above in an artist's conception, would offer a safer, cheaper alternative to human-powered construction in the early phases of a moon-base project, the researchers say.

Image courtesy Astrobotic Technology, Inc.


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