Public Gets Chance To Operate Lunar Rover
Prototype Built at Carnegie Mellon
Event: Members of the public, chosen by lottery, will be at the controls of Red Rover, a prototype moon robot built at Carnegie Mellon University, as part of the university's Spring Carnival festivities. Each person will have approximately five minutes to operate the four-wheeled robot. Astrobotic Technology Inc., a university spinoff, plans to evolve this design into the winning entry in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, which will award $20 million for the first independent robot expedition to the moon.
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday April 18
Where: Carnegie Mellon campus, on The Cut between the University Center, Purnell Center and Doherty Hall.
On-site contact: Alex Gutierrez, cell phone 323-972-7470, and David Gump, cell phone 703-623-9616, both of Astrobotic Technology, will be available to answer questions.