[robotics-worldwide] RV: Registration Open for NASA's Fourth Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition

Carlos Francisco Rodriguez Herrera crodrigu at uniandes.edu.co
Wed Aug 22 17:45:38 PDT 2012



De: Sawyer, Susan G. (KSC-KISS1-EX)[REDE CRITIQUE A JOINT VENTURE] [mailto:susan.g.sawyer at nasa.gov]
Enviado el: miércoles, 22 de agosto de 2012 02:01 p.m.
Para: Sawyer, Susan G. (KSC-KISS1-EX)[REDE CRITIQUE A JOINT VENTURE]
Asunto: Registration Open for NASA's Fourth Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition


Registration Open for NASA's Fourth Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition



NASA is challenging U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate student teams to design and build a telerobotic or autonomous excavator, called a Lunabot, that could be used on the moon.  The Lunabot must be able to mine and deposit a minimum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of lunar simulant in 10 minutes.  The scoring for the Mining Category requires teams to consider a number of design and operation factors such as dust tolerance and projection, communications, vehicle mass, energy/power required and autonomy.



Design teams must include one faculty advisor from a college or university and at least two undergraduate or graduate students.  Universities may work in collaboration and multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.  Selected teams will compete in the Lunabotics Mining Competition at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 20-24, 2013.  Registration is limited to the first 50 approved teams.  Registration is limited to one team per university campus.  Internationally, registration is limited to 5 teams per country. Registration will end when NASA approves 50 applications.



The NASA EDGE video from NASA's Third Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition is available at:  http://www.nasa.gov/mp4/670179main_NE00072112_39_Lunabotics_2012.mp4



For more information and to apply online, visit NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition on the Web at www.nasa.gov/lunabotics<http://www.nasa.gov/lunabotics>.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lunabotics<http://www.facebook.com/Lunabotics>; watch Lunabotics videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/Lunabotics; and follow Lunabotics on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nasalunabotics

Susan Sawyer
REDE/Critique JV
supporting the
NASA KSC Education and External Relations
Lunabotics Mining Competition Coordinator
Mailcode: RCJV-EX-E-2
M6-0399:3385B
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Voice: (321) 867-5482
Fax: (321) 867-8007
E-mail: Susan.G.Sawyer at nasa.gov<mailto:Susan.G.Sawyer at nasa.gov>
Lunabotics Mining Competition on the Web at www.nasa.gov/lunabotics<http://www.nasa.gov/lunabotics>
Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lunabotics<http://www.facebook.com/Lunabotics>
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/nasalunabotics



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