Sun Seeking Robot Bound for Arctic AP

A robot built partly from mountain bike parts is bound for a remote Canadian island this summer to see if it has the right stuff for roaming the poles of Mars or the moon. The experimental Hyperion robot is part of a $1 million project designed to seek sunlight that feeds a solar panel on its back. The machine and its pit crew from Carnegie Mellon University will spend two weeks this summer on Devon Island above the Arctic Circle in Nunavut, Canada.