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Ivan Kirigin's views on Robotics & Culture: future. perfect. progress.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Japan Dreams of Robot Moon Base in 2025

Most people don't know it, but Russia sent robots to the moon in a much more efficient but much less inspiring push to the moon compared to Apollo.

Robots just make sense. You can send twice as many when you don't need human maintenance equipment, and because the moon is closer than Mars, they can be tele-operated more efficiently.

1 Comments:

Blogger Miguel said...

I thought Japan would concentrate on a Moon Commander strategy - they're surrounded by large and stubborn land armys on Earth and were repelled when they tried to take over the seas in the past...

11:17 AM  

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