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Astrobotic's Red Rover is Best of What's New
November 16, 2011. Astrobotic Technology's Red Rover made Popular Science's annual list of the Best of What's New, announced in the magazine's December issue. The magazine noted that the team, headed by the Robotics Institute's William "Red" Whittaker, took the lead this year over 26 competitors in the race to win the $20 million Google Lunar X Prize.
Reefbot Lets Kids Explore Giant Aquarium
December 10, 2010. The two-story Open Oceans tank at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium contains 100,000 gallons of salt water, 30 species of sea life – and one submersible robot, or Reefbot, named CLEO. Visitors can remotely pilot CLEO and view the tank's occupants through the robot's video camera.