CMU, Astrobotics hope Andy is a handy rover for the moon

November 25, 2014 5:00 AM

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Carnegie Mellon University and Astrobotic Technology on Monday unveiled its newest version of the rover — nicknamed Andy — that they hope to send to the moon by the end of 2015 and win the team the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize.

With more than 50 CMU students and staff and Astrobotics employees on hand to witness its public debut, CMU robotics professor William “Red” Whittaker brought it out by telling the crowd: “Let’s see Andy.”

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