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Spacebit will send your internet pics to the moon

Spacebit will send your internet pics to the moon

Spacebit is a company that we've previously spoken about with regard to their space spiders. They're bringing some jumping, crawling machines to the moon in the near future, and they've got some ideas for how to make the whole project all the more public and fun for the masses. One of these ideas is to gather a whole bunch of photos from interested people on the internet to engrave upon a piece of metal that'll be sent with the spiders.

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This is the Spacebit moon spider

This is the Spacebit moon spider

This bit of robotics from the folks at Spacebit is known as "The Walking Rover". It's effectively a moon spider - albeit with 4 legs instead of 8, and a box-like body of metal rather than organic. It's powered by the sun via solar panels and stores energy on rechargeable batteries. It weighs around 1.3kg, works with Swarm Intelligence, is part of a Modular Robotics Platform, and it can jump.

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