Check Out NASA's 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.
The Challenge is now open for teams to pre-register; registration ends September 16, 2016 (5:00pm EDT). Only approved teams will receive the Official Competitor Packet.
To pre-register visit: https://ninesights.ninesigma.com/web/space-robotics-challenge