NASA testing Linux robots

NASA has long been a fan of Linux, and now the space agency is putting that faith to the test in remote-controlled robots designed to rove the surfaces of the moon and Mars.

LinuxDevices.com reports that two lunar rovers using the open-source technology were on maneuvers this week in the Arizona desert. The robots, which were photographed via Webcam, reportedly use Red Hat and Gentoo versions of Linux.

 

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