Oryx 2.0 at NASA’s Exploration Robo-Ops Challenge

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Thu, May 24, 2012

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Oryx 2.0 at NASA’s Exploration Robo-Ops Challenge

Before all the excitement about space exploration arrives in WPI campus for the NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge, it is only appropriate if we visit NASA’s Rock Yard with one of our robots. Oryx 2.0 will be participating in the NIA/NASA Exploration Robo-Ops Challenge from May 30-June 1. Part of our team will field the robot in Houston, TX while the control team will operate it from our campus.

In a nutshell, the challenge requires rovers controlled from home campuses to explore the Rock Yard for 1-hour and collect colored rock samples. WPI is one of the eight schools selected to participate in this year’s challenge. The teams also earn points based on the outreach activities. Please visit the following pages to support the WPI team and follow our progress.

https://www.facebook.com/Team.Oryx
http://youtu.be/1B84J-0A-nM
http://wpirover.com/

For more information on the competition: http://www.nianet.org/RoboOps-2012/index.aspx

For live streams from rover cams: http://www.nianet.org/RoboOps-2012/2012-Abstract-Information/Live-Stream-From-Onboard-Rover-Cameras.aspx

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