A Swedish artist is building a robot named Roony who will build a house—actually, a little red cottage—on the moon.

Yes, the land of IKEA, Volvos and meatballs has produced a heady combination of art, technology and the epitome of the mundane. I don't read Swedish so I can't tell exactly how far along the project is, but the project blog has plenty of chatter about it, dating back to late last year.

The artist, Mikael Genberg, plans to to this "as a symbol of what one man can achieve." I am sure the 14 roboticists at the Malardalens University who are working with Mikael were happy to hear about this one-man business. [News.com AU]