Google X-Prize and LEGO Mindstorms Contest


AUSTIN, TX – NIWeek (August 5, 2009) – The X PRIZE Foundation, Google Inc., LEGO Systems, National Instruments, and Wired’s GeekDad will announce “MoonBots: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge” today at National Instruments NIWeek 2009. The new contest will challenge small teams comprised of children and adults to design, program, and construct robots that perform simulated lunar missions similar to those required to win the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, a private race to the Moon designed to enable commercial exploration of space while engaging the global public.

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is there a prize if you win the lego version? everywhere I read it says "similar" to the 30 million $ prize. But what is the prize?
Robotica said…
yes there will be a price, not as big as the real one, but still worthwhile.

stay tuned, more infomation to come at

Andra said…
This is wonderful! In fact your entire site is great. I am organising a school science club ( and we are about to enter our first robotics competition. I am encouraging all the students to look at this site to see how many possibilities there are!

We've just been to see Prof Rodney Brooks talk about his quest to send robots to the moon and Mars at the Australian Technology Park. Our students are so excited at the idea that we can be part of building the future and exploring the galaxy, one small block at a time.
Pe-ads said…
Anyone remember the post last year about NXT on the moon? Now it's (sort of) happening!

Pe-ads said…
Just read some more of the article...
If you are a finalist you get to build a freakin' moonscape?! Awesome! I seriously want to do this...

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