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University Creates Robot to Build Red Cabin on the Moon

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models of robot Roony and cottage

Mlardalen University

Students at Sweden's Malardalen University will build a smart robot to construct a little red cabin on the moon. The team has been charged with taking the House on the Moon project from an idea to developing and programming the robot. The house will be built by artist Mikael Genberg, who is best known for creating alternative living environments. The robot, Roony, will be built to transport the cabin from the space shuttle, find a stable vacant lot, and then erect the first building on the moon.

models of robot Roony and cottage Models of robot Rooney and the cottage. The mechanical design of the cottage has not yet beencompleted, but the aim is a mass of 5 kg and atransport size of about 6 liters, with a final livingspace of 10 square meters. Source: Malardalen University
"We want to teach students who think creatively, work together, use the very latest technology, and dare to set their sights high," says Malardalen professor Lars Asplund, the top developer of robots in Sweden. Asplund and the team of students are targeting a 2012 space flight for the project.

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