Japan taking humanoid robots to moon by 2015

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  1. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    Japan plans to send humanoid to the moon by 2015


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    To Moon, Or Not To Moon?
     
  2. CorporalClegg

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    It'll probably be a Mecha. :lol:
     
  3. Crazy Eddie

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    Coincidentally, I happened to get a look at their prototype when they were testing it a few months ago.

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    Tee hee.
     
  4. Snaploud

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    I assume it would be some sort of radio-controlled device (ala the mars rover rather than some sort of AI).
     
  5. SamuraiBlue

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    Well on the moon maybe since the time lag is only one second but on Mars with a time lag of four minutes+ making on time maneuver impossible so a task batch will be sent and the robot will follow through accordingly with some flexibility for the computer to follow through autonomously.
    For example robot is given instructions to build a house with step by step instructions using nuts and bolts. The robot can not lose any pieces in completing the instructions but lets say he dropped one. At this point the AI sub-routine kicks in and starts to search the missing piece then the next routine kicks in for the robot to navigate to the found piece and then another routine kicks in to retrieve the piece and lastly another routine kicks in to return to the place of origin.
    There will be other autonomous instructions such as recharging batteries and or even the most mundane routine like standing back up after falling down.
     
  6. Bisz

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    I work for Toyota, I have already welcomed out Japanese overlords, and so should you.
     
  7. publiusr

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    A lifeless robot striding over a lifeless moonscape--uncanny valley indeed.
     
  8. jefferiestubes8

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    I'm tellin ya, we are making a mistake to not make a manned mission to the moon
     
  10. CuttingEdge100

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    Why don't they just send a person to the moon in 2015? They have the knowledge to build a powerful rocket, the guidance technology to do this is 40 years old or so.
     
  11. CorporalClegg

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    Didn't you hear? Th Japanese have a thing for robots.
     
  12. CuttingEdge100

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    CorporalClegg,

    Yeah, but it's excessive
     
  13. MeanJoePhaser

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    I bet they think evil Gamilons are there.
     
  14. EyalM

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    Why humanoids? Surely there are better designs for operating in such an environment?
     
  15. jefferiestubes8

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    Oceanus Procellarum area cave

    I wonder which country will be seriously considering this new location for a base in or nearby?

    Obviously both locations must be explored with robots and LIDAR before any construction begins.
    LiDAR like this.
    They could generate a 3-D model of the interior cave in a 1/10th scale with 3-D printers.
    With a rover with LIDAR & digital cameras they could have this 3-D data and color photos of the entire interior of this cave.

    From Wikipedia.
    This is how robots would land on the moon anyway.
    The LIDAR could be put onto rover vehicles for closeup mapping of insid a cave chamber.

    Other benefits of using a large cave:
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    http://www.siliconindia.com/shownew...as_base_station_for_astronauts-nid-79567.html
    via

    A cave surely sounds like the way to go but it would take many months or years to build it out to be habitable with life support pods.
     
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  16. Scroogourner

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    Re: Oceanus Procellarum area cave

    I think you could'a just made a new thread. Interesting stuff though. Moon caves have lots of potential for bases.
     
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    Re: Oceanus Procellarum area cave

    :lol:. Felt like first time seen someone hijack their own thread :). But yes, interesting stuff.
     
  18. P0sitr0nic

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    Am i the only one hearing "all along the watchtower" in my head?
     
  19. Mr. Adventure

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    Re: $2.2 billion robot-built Moon base by the year 2020.


    Which will then be wiped out by the robots in 2028.
     
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