Nichole Ramirez, VIP Assistant Director
The team will design, build, test and prepare an autonomous robot for a lunar mining and construction competition sponsored by NASA. Each year NASA hosts a robotics competition challenging university teams to build a robot that can endure the hazards of extra-terrestrial mining operations. During the competition, our robot must complete the following tasks within a 10 minute window: collect and deposit the most gravel by mass, autonomously traverse simulated lunar terrain and avoid obstacles; and effectively manage the dust produced during mining.
Student teams in VIP Lunabotics have focused on future NASA competitions, supporting research and development for the Lunabotics club. Students can expect to focus on research and design of the lunar rover.
- Fall 2022: Tuesdays, 6:00-6:50 pm
- Spring 2023: Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:20 pm
- Fall 2023: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:50 pm