Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

New Lunar Robot Will Work So Much Harder Than You

Velcro, tang, the rabbit vibrator ... what *didn't* come from moon technology?"NASA is building an incredible lunar digging robot that could work all day, every day for years. This robot will be as different from the Curiosity rover as night and day, according to a news release from the space agency. While Curiosity has been packed with plenty of delicate scientific instruments for analyzing soil on the red planet, NASA’s latest creation will be both sturdy and reliable and contain fewer complex parts."
All of modern life is owed to NASA and the moon missions, if you believe movies such as Men In Black, so it's only a matter of time until the new "incredible lunar digging robot that could work all day, every day for years" becomes the default laborer here on Earth. People in the "knowledge economy" are all expected to be replaced by an RSS script and a retweet button.

Photo by NASA.


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(insert Curiosity-as-John-Henry parody here)

BadUncle (#153)

Until it can appreciate Crazy Straw Tuesdays, it'll never be an American Worker.

Bittersweet (#765)

I still don't think you're going to change Balk's mind, though.

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