Utah Students Take a Remote Drive on a “Mars” Rock Yard
March 6, 2015
cradlepoint -global Leader in 4G LTE Network Solutions blog on University of Utah RoboUtes students’ preparations for their extraterrestrial missions of the future.
The RoboUtes are an interdisciplinary student organization at the University of Utah. For the past three years, they have participated in the RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops Competition. “Robo-Ops,” which is sponsored by NASA and organized by the National Institute of Aerospace, pits undergraduate and graduate students from eight select universities across the country as they compete to create the highest-performing planetary rover prototypes.
Once the teams have created the rovers, they ship them to the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Rock Yard in Houston, TX. Here, each rover is put through its paces in a variety of rugged terrains.