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As previously discussed, Google (a.k.a. Skynet) is getting involved in the development of very advanced robots. One of their most notorious robotics projects is the Lunar X-Pize competition. See the video below for a global explanation of what the X-Prize Foundation is.

The Lunar X-Prize is a race to the moon for private companies. It was first announced in 2007 and is expected to yield a winner (the first private company to send a robot to the moon) by 2015.

So far, Google has confirmed that 29 teams, from 17 different countries, are participating in the competition. For more information about the competition, and a cheesy dramatization of how it could happen, see the following video.

Via BBC News

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One response to “Google To Send Robots to the Moon”

  1. Prabhu

    automation and using virtual environment to produce the best of technology will the man’s next need. Thanks for the video, but from software engineer perspective, lets put more time and money in testing application in virtual environment. You can program robots using RobotStudio – join us at http://facebook.com/robotstudio

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