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Photos and video: X-Teams race for the right to rove on the moon

Team Italia Robotic spider - X-Teams race for the right to rove on the moon

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Team Italia Robotic spider - X-Teams race for the right to rove on the moon Source: Team Italia

Team Italia Robotic spider - X-Teams race for the right to rove on the moon



Different teams' rovers have different strengths. And Team Italia's is mobility.

Its tap-dancing spider-like rover prototype can turn on a dime and lift its legs to walk.

 

More than a dozen teams are racing to claim the $30 million Lunar X Prize for landing a robot rover on the moon.

This article first appeared on New Scientist.

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