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The robot looks like a human body on tank wheels, with a container on top of the head for the regolith. Its metal body is hollow to house a nuclear reactor, and a hollow metal head has a control chip inside and a video camera. It has a foldable metal arm that extends up to 4 feet, with three hinges and a 1.5x1.5 feet scoop at the end. It has a fan that blows out the dust to keep the engine and the nuclear reactor clean. Wires connect the control chip to all the moving parts. It will move along the moon surface and the video camera will detect regolith. Then the robot will stop, scoop it up, and deposit the regolith into the container. When the container is full, the robot will return to base. The robot is 3.5 feet tall, 2 feet wide, and 2 feet long.