Oleksandr Dobryanskyi, who was born in Donetsk region and moved to Canada back in the 90s, is developing a robot that could land on surface of the Moon. Oleksandr is competing with 30 other contenders for a grant from Google Lunar XPRIZE as part of space exploration program.
Google Lunar XPRIZE is a competition founded in 2007. Its aim is to start a new era of space exploration, providing an inexpensive and efficient access to the Moon. Participants of the competition must develop a robot that would land on the surface of the Moon and transmit high-quality images and videos back on the Earth.
Overall 16 teams are taking part in the competition. They are technology experts from Silicon Valley, hackers from Germany, IT specialists from India, as well as Ukrainians – father and son Oleksandr and Sergiy Dobryanski, currently residents of Vancouver.