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Offline savuporo

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Robotic mining competition
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Re: Robotic mining competition
« Reply #1 on: 05/30/2017 02:10 AM »
Is there a recording of this somewhere? I'd love to see it. But I'm a bit late for the livestream.

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Re: Robotic mining competition
« Reply #2 on: 05/30/2017 03:41 AM »
If you trawl the twitter tag you'll find some parts, but probably not the full event

Some teams have their own youtube copies

More here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=NASA+RMC+2017+run


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Re: Robotic mining competition
« Reply #3 on: 05/30/2017 03:42 AM »
Also, an article

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/space-centers/kennedy-space-center/university-students-innovate-nasa-robotic-mining-competition/

EDIT: also, in a slightly strange twist, official results are on facebook only, because making a web page for event is probably what .. out of budget ?

https://www.facebook.com/RoboticMiningCompetition/posts/10155339505479183

Plus some photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alpacalove/sets/72157681242107643

If you have ever been to one of those competitions:
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Re: Robotic mining competition
« Reply #4 on: 05/30/2017 07:33 PM »
Thanks for that. Don't know why I didn't think of checking youtube. Tons of stuff.

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Re: Robotic mining competition
« Reply #5 on: 07/16/2017 05:35 PM »
I'm not a big fan of the Robotic Mining Competition.  It's what you do when you don't have a real program, funding real companies to produce the final hardware.  During Constellation, NASA developed telerobots, crew vehicles, and logistics robots.  Competitions are often for educational and PR reasons and don't actually get translated into real hardware.  We need to get around to building the real hardware.

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Re: Robotic mining competition
« Reply #6 on: 07/17/2017 03:22 AM »
That's a student competition, to give teams an interesting real enough hands on engineering challenge. Better than a lot of robotics competitions with arbitrarily made up gamified tasks.

The expected outcome is not lunar probes, the expected outcome is a few energized young people setting their career on the path to eventually build real spacecraft.

I'm also a big fan of space-themed spelling bees
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