2015-16 List of Competitors

Below is the list of teams registered for the 2015-16 Sample Return Robot Challenge. If you belong to a media outlet and would like to connect with a local team to share their story, please contact Eileen Brangan Mell (ebmell@wpi.edu), WPI Director of Public Relations.

In random order by team name (as of 6/2/2016)

Active Competitors:

  • Gather – Virginia
    • Team Leader: James Leopore
    • Team Members: 1
  • Middleman – Florida
    • Team Leader: Jerry Waechter
    • Team Members: 2
  • Schvedt – New Hampshire
    • Team Leader: Aaron Feustel
    • Team Members: 1
  • RoboRetrievers – Florida
    • Team Leader: Prasanna Manavarthi
    • Team Members: 4
  • Mind and Iron – Washington
    • Team Leader: Jeff Gorges
    • Team Members: 5
  • Army of Angry Robots – California
    • Team Leader: Henry Leinhos
    • Team Members: 4
  • Sirius – Massachusetts
    • Team Leader: Dan Barry
    • Team Members: 2
  • MAXed OUT – California
    • Team Leader: Greg Maxwell
    • Team Members: 5
  • University of Alabama Astrobotics – Alabama
    • Team Leader: Kenneth Ricks
    • Team Members: 5
  • RPI Rock Raiders – New York
    • Team Leader: Alex Malin
    • Team Members: 4
  • Smart Tools – Illinois
    • Team Leader: Paul Jurczak
    • Team Members: 1
  • Smart Move – Florida
    • Team Leader: Dean Du Bois
    • Team Members: 1
  • Retrievers – New York
    • Team Leader: Robert Svec
    • Team Members: 12
  • Oregon State University Mars Rover Team – Oregon
    • Team Leader: William Edwards
    • Team Members: 4
  • 39e – Rhode Island
    • Team Leader: Mitch Berkson
    • Team Members: 4
  • UNAM Space* – Mexico
    • Team Leader: Juan Carlos Mariscal Gomez
    • Team Members: 10
  • Team AL – Ontario
    • Team Leader: Erica Tiberia
    • Team Members: 1
  • PSU RoboCrew – New York
    • Team Leader: Michael Walters
    • Team Members: 5
  • Spark – Massachusetts
    • Team Leader: Saam Liu
    • Team Members: 1

Active Competitors – Level 2

  • Survey – California
    • Team Leader: Jascha Little
    • Team Members: 5
  • Mountaineers – West Virginia
    • Team Leader: Yu Gu
    • Team Members: 10+

* = Demonstration Team