2014 NASA Centennial Challenges Sample Return Robot Challenge

NASA/Joel Kowsky2014-06-12


Washington, DC, United States

Russel Howe of team Survey speaks with Sample Return Robot Challenge staff members after the team's robot failed to leave the starting platform during it's attempt at the level two challenge during the 2014 NASA Centennial Challenges Sample Return Robot Challenge, Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass. Eighteen teams are competing for a $1.5 million NASA prize purse. Teams will be required to demonstrate autonomous robots that can locate and collect samples from a wide and varied terrain, operating without human control. The objective of this NASA-WPI Centennial Challenge is to encourage innovations in autonomous navigation and robotics technologies. Innovations stemming from the challenge may improve NASA's capability to explore a variety of destinations in space, as well as enhance the nation's robotic technology for use in industries and applications on Earth. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)


  • Title: 2014 NASA Centennial Challenges Sample Return Robot Challenge
  • Creator: NASA/Joel Kowsky
  • Date Created: 2014-06-12
  • Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Rights: HQ
  • Album: rlobrie1

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