Engineering Students win NASA Award

A four-wheeled mining robot created by a team of UAF engineering student impressed the judges at the 2014 NASA Robotic Mining Competition. The 5 feet wide, 100 pound robot successfully completed two missions of mining simulated Martian rock and realiably navigated through rough and dusty terrain. The UAF team was awarded the Judge’s Innovation Award.

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Photo above: Tyler Pruce, Dalton Newbrough, Arsh Chauhan and John Pender (left to right) - members of the UAF robotics team - won the Judge’s Innovation Award at the 2014 NASA Robotic Mining Competition. The trophy was awarded at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 23, 2014.

Photo courtesy of Orion Lawlor.