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A Roboticist's Trip From Mines to the Moon

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William 'Red' Whittaker

William 'Red' Whittaker with his lunar lander at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Ryan Donnell for The Wall Street Journal

Robots created by William "Red" Whittaker have crawled into mines and volcanoes, crossed deserts, won a 60-mile road race, helped clean up nuclear waste and harvested alfalfa. He has sheaves of academic awards and more than a dozen U.S. patents. "I have a very robot-centric view of the universe," he said.

From The Wall Street Journal
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