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Roony the prototype moon bot builds houses badly, is brothers with Jason Schwartzman


If this is all it takes to build a moon settlement then sign us up, we're completely qualified. To symbolize "humanity's first steps to inhabit space," some students from Malardalens University in Sweden have teamed up with artist Mikael Genberg to build a robot that can drop a small red cottage on the moon. The early prototype, dubbed Roony, is terrifying in its house-building flippancy (there's video of it after the break). It might be a bit of a rough start for the crew, but we can't fault them for vision: the "Luna Resort" project plans on being "one of the grandest art projects of art time" and hopes to inspire the rest of us boring humans to shoot other cool things into space -- like other humans.

[Via Robot Living]

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