A report recently approved by the Japanese government sets its sights on going to the moon. At first they thought they wanted a human robot on the moon, but now aim to have a rover on the moon in five years. Why not send Wall-e? He is friendly, well mannered, is wheeled like a rover and has plenty of space travel experience.
The Japanese also hope to establish a moon base by 2020.
The team also envisions building the world’s first station on the south pole of the moon in 2020, to be staffed by advanced wheeled robots.
It initially considered sending a two-legged humanoid but judged a “rover type” robot more practical due to the bumpy surface.