Carnegie Mellon Robot, Art Project To Land on Moon in 2021

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University is going to the moon, sending a robotic rover and an intricately designed arts package scheduled land in July 2021.

The Carnegie Mellon robot is a four-wheeled robot in development by a team led by William “Red” Whittaker, a professor in the Robotics Institute. Equipped with video cameras, it will be one of the first American rovers to explore the moon’s surface. Despite NASA landing the first humans on the moon almost 50 years ago, it has never launched a robotic lunar rover.

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