Doug Plata describes how a few tele-operated robots can make roads and landings pads on the moon.
The road would be built by robots to remove boulders. These would be followed by bulldozer bots to flatten the path. There would then be heavy roller bots to flatten and compact the regolith. A laser-equipped bot would sinter the top layer and there would be a final pass of the heavy roller bots.
The dust-free landing pads could be made with light bulldozer bots that would also layout tarps. There would lighter tarps away from the exhaust and blast-resistant tarps under the lander.
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