NOTE: the timeline has been changed: See the revised timeline below.

The Space Robotics Challenge

 

In the not so distant future, robots will work alongside, as well as in advance of, humans to take on some of our workload, and for scientific discoveries and exploration at distant locations.  Tasks such as deploying and preparing habitats and power systems on Mars before humans arrive; and here on Earth, assisting wtih disaster relief and industrial plant maintenance.

The Space Robotics Challenge focuses on developing software to increase the autonomy of dexterous mobile robots in humanoid format - specifically NASA's R5 robot - so they can complete specific tasks during space travel or after landing on other planets (such as Mars), as well as on Earth. 

Competitors will work within the Virtual Challenge scenario that has been created as a backdrop for developing coding advancements that enable the autonomy of humanoid robotics.

Teams that have pre-registered are completing their Competitor Packets for approval to continue into the Qualification Round.  The Qualification Round ends January 21, 2017 (5:00pm EST). 

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