Lunabotics

The team will design, build, test and prepare an autonomous robot for a lunar mining competition sponsored by NASA.

Advisor:

Description:

The team will design, build, test and prepare an autonomous robot for a lunar mining 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.  

Website: 

https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~lunabot/

Meeting Time:

  • Spring 2022: Tuesdays 3:30-4:20 pm, BHEE 222
  • Fall 2022: Tuesdays 6:00-6:50 pm, WALC 2121