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MathWorks Announces Names of Qualified Teams for "Mission on Mars Robot Challenge" Finals

MathWorks Announces Names of Qualified Teams for "Mission on Mars Robot Challenge" Finals

MathWorks today announced the names of the 12 qualified teams for the finals of its robotics competition. These 12 finalists emerged from a group of 220 participating teams and will compete in Lyon, on July 3rd, during the Innorobo tradeshow. Qualifying teams include: Adeline and her little green men, Jopimara, Cyborg, Vachefolle, Esig'inno AM & UROPE4MARS, iVengers, PMCLab, duckgo, Tabula Mater, The Planners, UTMars. [More]
NASA Awards $100,000 to Mountaineers Team for Completing Sample Return Robot Challenge Level 2

NASA Awards $100,000 to Mountaineers Team for Completing Sample Return Robot Challenge Level 2

NASA has awarded $100,000 in prize money to the Mountaineers, a team from West Virginia University, Morgantown, for successfully completing Level 2 of the Sample Return Robot Challenge, part of the agency's Centennial Challenges prize program. [More]
Twenty Robotics Teams to Compete in NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge

Twenty Robotics Teams to Compete in NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge

Twenty robotics teams, ranging from university students to small businesses, are preparing to compete June 8-13 in the fourth running of the NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge for a prize purse of $1.5 million. [More]
Alabama Astrobotics Wins NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Alabama Astrobotics Wins NASA Robotic Mining Competition

The University of Alabama is used to having teams that win national championships. Alabama Astrobotics, a robotics team made up of Shelton State and UA students, added a different kind of title to the University’s tally with its recent performance at this year’s Robotic Mining Competition hosted 
by NASA. [More]
NASA Places Additional Order for Medigus' Micro ScoutCam for Robotic Refueling Mission

NASA Places Additional Order for Medigus' Micro ScoutCam for Robotic Refueling Mission

Medigus Ltd., a medical device company developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and a leader in direct visualization technology, announced today that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded them with an additional supply order of Medigus' micro ScoutCamTM technology, consisting of specially designed miniature video cameras and advance video processing equipment, for use on NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM). [More]
Four Spacecraft Flown in Tight Formation for Mission to Understand Magnetic Reconnection

Four Spacecraft Flown in Tight Formation for Mission to Understand Magnetic Reconnection

It was unprecedented developing a mission that could fly four identically equipped spacecraft in a tight formation and take measurements 100 times faster than any previous space mission -- an achievement enabled in part by four NASA-developed technologies that in some cases took nearly 10 years to mature. [More]
Annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge Takes Place in Huntsville, Alabama

Annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge Takes Place in Huntsville, Alabama

Buckle up, because it’s back… two days of intense student racing kicks-off April 17-18 for the annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. [More]
Vanderbilt Mini-V Team Captures Top Prize for AGSE Robot in Payload Design Category at NASA Competition

Vanderbilt Mini-V Team Captures Top Prize for AGSE Robot in Payload Design Category at NASA Competition

Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club, which has swept the annual event the last two years, put in a strong showing this year at the competition, which took place on April 11 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama, near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. A total of 31 university teams participated. [More]
Two Guiness World Record Titles for Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut

Two Guiness World Record Titles for Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut

Dentsu Inc. (President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii; Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 74,609.81 million yen) announced today that Kirobo, the robot astronaut developed under the KIBO ROBOT PROJECT, a joint research project carried out in collaboration with the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, ROBO GARAGE Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has been awarded two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles. [More]
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Robotics Team Competes at 2015 Arizona VEX U Competition

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Robotics Team Competes at 2015 Arizona VEX U Competition

The 2015 Arizona VEX U Competition was held on Feb. 28 at the Arizona State University campus. Twelve members of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University VEX Robotics Team and their faculty advisor Dr. Joel Schipper attended the event. The team competed with two robots, a small robot named Spike and a large robot named Monstrosity. [More]