Astrobotics at Virginia Tech
We are a design team that participates in the NASA Lunabotics Competition.
What is Astrobotics?
Our team designs, constructs, and programs an autonomous robot to compete in the NASA Lunabotics Competition. The robot is required to navigate a simulated lunar environment containing craters and boulders to collect regolith. The robot will then construct a regolith-based berm. The berm will protect man made structures on the moon from landing and launches as well as protect cryogenic tank farms and shield nuclear power plants from radiation. Student teams in the competition are scored on their robot’s competition performance, and technical papers on project management, outreach, and systems engineering.