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Space robot venture includes Google’s Page and Schmidt, aims to expand Earth’s resources

Space robot venture includes Google’s Page and Schmidt, aims to expand Earth’s resourcesThis new house robot venture simply retains getting extra attention-grabbing.

Earlier at present we told you about a new Seattle-area startup, led by massive names from NASA and the business house enterprise, that subsequent Tuesday will unveil its plans “to revolutionize house exploration actions and in the end create a greater way of life on Earth.”

Now, a media invite for the disclosing says that the corporate’s traders and advisers additionally embody Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, filmmaker James Cameron, early Google investor Ram Shriram, and investor Ross Perot Jr.

The invitation additionally sheds extra mild on the corporate’s plans, saying it “will overlay two vital sectors – house exploration and pure resources – to add trillions of {dollars} to the worldwide GDP.” It provides, “This modern start-up will create a brand new business and a brand new definition of ‘pure resources’.” The mission of the venture, the invite says, is “to assist guarantee humanity’s prosperity.”

The invite was despatched out with the emblem of “Planetary Resources,” which seems to be the official title of the brand new startup. The individuals concerned — together with former NASA engineer and Mars Rover vet Chris Lewicki and the X Prize Basis’s Peter Diamandis — have been working underneath the title Arkyd Astronautics.

Former Microsoft engineer (and house vacationer) Charles Simonyi can be concerned, as is Eric Anderson, the co-founder of house tourism startup Space Adventures.

Planetary Resource’s Twitter page says it’s a “new house venture with mission to expand Earth’s useful resource base & assist guarantee humanity’s prosperity.”

Studying between the strains, the logical assumption could be that they’re planning to ship robots into house to collect resources we’d like right here on Earth. But it surely’s wanting like we’ll want to wait till subsequent Tuesday to discover out for certain.

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