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NASA Adds $5M Prizes For Robots, Solar Spacecraft

July 13th, 2010 07:34 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

coondoggie writes “NASA today significantly expanded its Centennial Challenges program to include $5 million worth of new competitions to develop robots, small satellites, and solar powered spacecraft.. One of the new competitions is: The Sample Return Robot Challenge is to demonstrate a robot that can locate and retrieve geologic samples from wide and varied terrain without human control. This challenge has a prize purse of $1.5 million. The objectives are to encourage innovations in automatic navigation and robotic manipulator technologies.”

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