It looks so beautiful :’( *sniff*
“Automation has allowed us to compete on a global basis. It has absolutely created jobs in southwest Michigan … Had it not been for automation, we would not have beat our Japanese competitor; we would not have beat our Chinese competitor; we would not have beat our Mexican competitor. It’s a fact.”
Steve Hassenplug and his friends John Brost, Ron McRae and Bryan Bonahoom built robotic Monsterchess from Lego inspired on the Harry Potter part one. This Monsterchess finished with more than 100,000 Lego pieces. They took standard Lego baseplates and designed robotic bases for each piece. To balance them they placed four caster wheels and two electric motor powered wheels that provide movement for every piece.
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The Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot — RASSOR, for short — is the robot that will help NASA find water on the moon, and could eventually lead to a permanent, manned lunar base. RASSOR is an excavator that NASA hopes will extract water, ice, and fuel from lunar soil. It’s able to traverse steep slopes, climb over rocks, and dig for and collect soil before taking it to a processing plant for water extraction. NASA says that RASSOR will “be the feeder for a lunar resource processing plant, a level of industry never before tried anywhere besides Earth.”