The Alabama Astrobotics team beat out 45 other collegiate teams from across the nation to receive the Joe Kosmo Award for excellence for scoring the most points in all of the competitive events that began on May 22 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The team was also awarded the Efficient Use of Communications Power Award for using the lowest average data utilization bandwidth, and the Caterpillar Autonomy award for having the best robot that could operate on its own.
The Alabama Astrobotics team also won first place awards for their slide presentation and demonstration, outreach report and robotic on-site mining. They won a second place award for their systems engineer paper, and a third place award for use of social media and public engagement.
More results from the competition can be found on the NASA Robotic Mining Competition’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/