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EDT is proud to announce its inaugural entry into NASA’s fifth Annual Robotics Mining Competition.

In this pursuit students will be creating a mining robot capable of operating remotely, with the goal being to mine at least 10 kg of simulated Martian regolith and depositing it in a bin approximately 0.5 meters above the surface, all within the 10 minute time frame.

While the primary goal of the competition is to mine as much regolith simulant possible, ancillary goals include promoting excitement and awareness around the often isolated STEM projects, and to also bring prestige and exposure to the University of Illinois Engineering Department.

We are excited to be competing in this NASA sponsored event featuring applied robotics, and hopefully we can showcase the talent, skill, and hard work of University of Illinois at Chicago students.

Click to learn more about NASA Annual Robotic Mining Competition: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/centers/kennedy/technology/lunabotics.html#AboutTheCompetition

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