Metal Tech News - The Elements of Innovation Discovered

Mining technology critical green energy electric vehicles rare earth metals minerals news

By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

Scientists plan new method of Moon mining

Harvesting lunar resources using autonomous robot swarms Metal Tech News - September 15, 2021

 

Last updated 7/12/2022 at 12:42pm

University of Arizona NASA swarm autonomous robots Moon space mining

Chris Richards/University of Arizona

University of Arizona engineering faculty members Jekan Thanga (right) and Moe Momayez (left) envision a fully autonomous swarm of robots that doesn't need to receive instructions from Earth to mine materials and construct simple structures on the Moon.

A research team at the University of Arizona recently received $500,000 in NASA funding for a project to advance space mining methods through the use of autonomous robots, swarms of them.

"It's really exciting to be at the forefront of a new field," said interim head of the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, as well as the David & Edith Lowell Chair in Mining and Geological En...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 08/16/2022 17:44