Researchers at Dartmouth in conjunction with a bunch of other institutions have developed a semi-autonomous, solar-powered robot that’s intended for use in Antarctica. The eventual goal is to create a mesh of self-powered robotic monitoring stations. What I dig the most about this thing is that it looks like a robot is meant to look: ugly as sin and utilitarian as hell. It looks like a cardboard and tinfoil prop from a Dr. Who pretender. Check out Regine’s write up for more details than are available from the project site.