Main Profile

At A Glance

Robotics Students "Dig Up Dirt" for Scholarship

Twenty-two teams of undergraduate and graduate students from throughout the country tested their robot designs in a "head-to-head" challenge at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, near NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., May 27-28. Teams remotely controlled their excavators or "lunabots" to determine which one could collect the most simulated lunar regolith, or dirt, in a given time. The 1st place winning team was Montana State University, whose lunabot excavated 21.6 kilograms, or about 47 pounds, of dirt within 15 minutes, received a $5,000 scholarship provided by NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate and an invitation to return to Kennedy to view a future launch.
Length: 01:00

Contact

Questions about Robotics Students "Dig Up Dirt" for Scholarship

Want more info about Robotics Students "Dig Up Dirt" for Scholarship? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer

Ask a New Question