ABOUT US

Each year, NASA hosts a robotics competition challenging university teams to build a robot that can endure the hazards of extra-terrestrial mining operations. During the competition, our robot must complete the following tasks within a 10 min window: collect and deposit the most gravel by mass, autonomously traverse simulated lunar terrain and avoid obstacles, and effectively manage the dust produced during mining

Robot Skills

Rock Climbing
Autonomy
Excavation
Mobility
Dance Moves
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COMMON SPECIALIZATIONS

Lunabotics is a very broad organizations with many specialties to dive into. Specializations are typically grouped into Subteams, with a Subteam lead organizing development, but all Subteams work closely together.

Autonomy

Autonomy focuses on: positioning, obstacle detection, and pathfinding. Subteam: Software

Electronics

Electronics connects and powers electrical components. Subteam: Power and Hardware.

Drivetrain

Drivetrain develops the robot chassis and drivetrain. Subteam: Drivetrain

Excavation

Excavation manages mining, storage, and deposition of gravel. Subteam: Excavation & Deposition (Ex-Dep)

Controls

Controls handles motor control algorithms and commands to ensure faithful execution. Subteam: Software

Manufacting

Everyone helps with manufacturing with a dedicating subteam handling scheduling and standards. Subteams: Manufacturing, All

EXPERIENCES

  • Lunabotics is a place you actually get to come apply skills learned in class and be immersed in a professional development process.

    - Anonymous
  • This club will open many doors for you as you begin your career.

    - Michael Esry
  • Lunabotics is an incredible opportunity to work on a large-scale project with both rich disciplinary and interdisciplinary foci.

    - Nathan Merz

CONTACT US

If you have questions, or want to get involved, please get in touch with us!