Thursday, March 04, 2010

NASA could put telepresence robots on Moon in 1000 days

You know those fancy gold robots that NASA has been experimenting with? Well according to an article in Gizmodo:
  • NASA can put humanoids on the Moon in just 1000 days. They would be controlled by scientists on Earth using motion capture suits, giving them the feeling of being on the lunar surface.

This works only for the moon of course. Mars has a substantial signal delay, but the 3 second delay to the moon and back can easily be accounted for.

Below is some video of how that might look:

Read complete Gizmodo article here

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