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    NASA, Robots, and College Kids - Lunabotics Competition @ Kennedy Space Center

    Okay, this is cool:

    NASA (and some private companies) is sponsoring a design and build competition for college student. The brief: to design and build an autonomous robot that can mine rocks and dirt on an extraterrestrial surface. There are 50 schools from all over the world - and a large number from the USA - who are competing this week.

    NASA - Lunabotics Mining Competition

    NASA is streaming the competition live (whenever there are robots ready to make a run) and it is kinda cool to watch:

    Streaming by Ustream

    I don't have a schedule when the different schools are making their run.

    Oh, and Junior is there, with the Virginia Tech team. He's just finished his freshman year....and declared his major in Aerospace Engineering. Best part: he is taking a welding class next semester so he can do more of the fabrication work on NEXT YEAR'S robot. Dad is very proud...
    Last edited by Gregory Taylor; 05-21-2013 at 10:23 AM.
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