Buscamos: Estudiantes Entusiastas en Robot!

NASA’s Robotics Mining Competitions will take place May 20-22 at NASA Kennedy Space Center. According to the Nasa website, “NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition is for university-level students to design and build a mining robot that can traverse the simulated Martian chaotic terrain. The ‘bot must then excavate the basaltic regolith simulant (called Black Point-1 or BP-1) and the ice simulant (gravel) and return the excavated mass for deposit into the Collector Bin to simulate an off-world mining mission.”

Over 40 teams from all over the country will be participating and in honor and recognition of two teams from Puerto Rico, NASA ask EPDC Specialist (Lester Morales) at Kennedy to record a promotional video in Spanish to encourage minorities to peruse robotics no matter at what level of education students currently are in.

Robot Enthusiasts Unite!

For more information on NASA’s Kennedy Robotics Mining Competition and to follow your favorite team(s) please visit them on Facebook Robotics Mining Competition.