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Japan To Have Bipedal Robots on the Moon by 2020? April 3, 2009

Posted by Nick Azer in Japan, robotics.
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The cabinet-level Japanese Strategic Headquarters for Space Development has, according to an AP report, laid out a plan to have a walking robot on the Moon by 2020.

While details are thin at the moment (at least until the more detailed framework is released next month), Japan’s role in the base race has been increasing as of late–their Kaguya orbiter has made significant findings (including recently disproving the concept of a lunar “peak of eternal light”), they plan on having an astronaut on the moon by 2030, and the Japan Space Elevator Association made headlines as a leading effort.

NASA has a vaguely similar concept already in development–the Robonaut (arms and a head, but no legs):

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