Storming Robots team has been chosen to contend at the ZERO-Robotics program, a science, technology, engineering, and math education program of MIT/NASA, which involves student-teams to develop software for programming Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) aboard the International Space Station.
Among the 48 teams, NASA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology selected 24 teams to participate in the SPHERES-ZERO-Robotics program. The evaluation process was focused on identifying those student teams which are well talented to work with MIT/NASA SPHERE members, which is the next phase of this competition. The final level of the competition will be held at the MIT/ISS Lab and the team with the best software will be allowed to operate the SPHERES.
At present, the Storming Robots team is developing algorithms for the SPHERES to achieve tasks related to the upcoming space missions and it is the only team from NJ to participate in 2010 ZERO-Robotics Challenge.