CWRUbotix Club places in several categories at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition

The campus CWRUbotix Club recently competed in the annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition. The aim of the competition is to create a robot that is able to traverse an obstacle field, mine as much gravel beneath a regolith covering as possible, and return through the obstacle field to deposit the gravel into a collection bin.

This year, the CWRUbotix team won fourth place for autonomy for being able to traverse the obstacle field and into the digging zone autonomously. Additionally, the team won third place in the mining category for amount of gravel collected and also in the systems engineering paper category.