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Robot monkeys may be used to explore moon’s surface

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A robot colony of mechanical monkeys may soon be sent to explore the surface of the moon, according to German researchers.

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the University of Bremen say they have developed robots that walk and maneuver like apes.

The DailyMailOnline learned that the robot apes would be well suited to navigate rocky terrain like that found on the moon and tests of the design have already begun.

The robot 'legs' and 'joints' are all designed to mimic those of a primate. Each robot chimp will be fitted with sensors and all will be able to right itself if it falls over.

The finished project is set to be completed by August.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2348846/Planet-apes-Monkey-robots-soon-sent-explore-MOON.html
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