2014 NASA Centennial Challenges Sample Return Robot Challenge

NASA/Joel Kowsky2014-06-10


Washington, DC, United States

James Leopore, of team Fetch, from Alexandria, Virginia, speaks with judges as he prepares for the NASA 2014 Sample Return Robot Challenge, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass. Team Fetch is one of eighteen teams 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)

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  • Title: 2014 NASA Centennial Challenges Sample Return Robot Challenge
  • Creator: NASA/Joel Kowsky
  • Date Created: 2014-06-10
  • Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Rights: HQ
  • Album: rlobrie1