University robotics research can also result in fascinating collaborations with government agencies and corporations. Here's "Zoe," a solar-powered robotic prototype developed jointly by Carnegie Mellon University and the NASA Ames Research Center, thanks to a $3 million grant.
Zoe is an astrobiologist--exploring and studying life in hostile desert environments on Earth, and perhaps other planets down the line.
May 28, 2009 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Carnegie Mellon University
| Caption by: Caroline McCarthy
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