The agenda for lunar exploration and development calls for a broad range of robot types. Some will be the advance scouts searching for resources and mapping out routes between important sites. Others will begin developing resources and building outposts for future human crews. Eventually, robots will work alongside people tackling tasks that are either too dangerous or too mundane for astronauts.
Scouting and prospecting rovers will be the first robots that Astrobotic sends to the Moon.
Excavating robots will follow up at locations found by the earlier rovers to have the highest
concentrations of valuable ices.