Japanese Robots Capable of Building a Moon Colony
on 14 May 2018
Japanese start-up ispace has a lunar rover in flight-ready form. It's an 8.3-pound machine composed of a durable carbon-fiber body, dynamic wheels and multiple cameras. The machine has been designed to stow equipment, with the end game being development of civilization on the moon. ispace believes they can populate the planet, and build a parallel society where people in spacesuits can live. They refer to it as "Moon Valley." Read more about the machine's wild development and plans for the future at Wired.