Mauna Kea to be Testing Grounds for New Robot

Scarab, a robot developed by Carnegie Mellon University with support from NASA, is about to be tested at Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano to prove its fitness for the extreme conditions of space…

…The dormant volcano and Hawaii’s highest mountain, Mauna Kea, is best known for its elite observatory of astronomical telescopes. But on this mission, scientists will be looking within instead of out at the universe…

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*edit* I just noticed this blog by someone who appears to be working on the project:

What’s more fun, testing the NASA SCARAB or going to Hawaii to do it?

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