LIVE STREAM FROM ONBOARD ROVER CAMs
Competition Schedule for
the Robo-Ops Teams
9 AM CST Buffalo
10:15 AM CST WPI
1:15 PM CST Utah
2:30 PM CST Maryland
3:45 PM CST Penn
8 AM CST UTA
9:45 AM CST Arizona
The RASC-Al Robo-Ops Competition culminates in an exciting, one-of-a-kind, opportunity for teams to test rovers they've built at the NASA Johnson Space Center Rock Yard.
Rovers will navigate the treacherous Rock Field, climb in and out of Lunar Craters, find their way across Sand Dunes, and charge Mars Hill. Their goal is to collect a maximum of 30 rocks, each of different size, shape, and color, while effectively demonstrating their rovers versatility, motor skills, and capacity to carry various objects of size, shape, and weight.
To simulate real-life interplanetary rover situations each rover will be controlled off-site via a broadband connection to the team’s home campus where teammates will remotely control the rover. To mitigate the difficulties of moving the rovers from each of the various terrains at the JSC Rock Yard, participants on site will be allowed to physically move rovers from location to location once the rover has arrived at an approved transport site.
On-Site participants will not be allowed to communicate information back to the home campus.
This page serves as the collection point for all seven of the RASC-AL Robo-Ops Teams Live Stream Feeds. As each team performs during their one-hour opportunity to complete the course, their progress will be streamed on this page. To learn more about each team, we’ve provided links to their social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.
The University of Pennsylvania 3:45 PM CST
Video Stream from our ENVOY Mobile Robot (v.0.40)
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In case of technical difficulty, you may view University of Pennsylvania's performance here.
"The University of Pennsylvania and the GRASP Lab has a rich heritage in robotics, spanning over the last two decades. We have made numerous contributions to the development of the field of robotics and exploration. Carrying on this tradition, TEAM Envoy would like to leverage the expertise of the Lab and its infrastructure to raise awareness about the field of robotics and its importance to space exploration.
Our mission is to develop a low cost reusable modular exploration platform, which can demonstrate the challenges faced in space exploration whilst addressing key issues to encounter them. We would also like to use the depth and breadth of our expertise to educate and encourage the local and nation wide community to support and participate in America's endeavor to learn and explore our vast cosmos."
University of Utah 1:15 PM CST
"RoboUtes is a collaboration of interdisciplinary students who have the desire and skills to make things happen. By working together through adversity this team has gained the knowledge and experience necessary to make this competition an “out-of-this-world” experience!"
University of Maryland 2:30 PM CST
Rhea Live Streaming
Live-streaming from the Rhea robot built by the University of Maryland will be located at this site.
In case of technical difficulty, you may view University of Maryland's performance here.
* Live-streaming requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
"To Paraphrase John Houseman: "We want to win the old fashioned way - by earning it."
University of Texas at Arlington 9:45 AM CST
In case of technical difficulty, you may view University of Texas at Arlington's performance here.
"The UTA rover is currently non-operational and therefore disqualified from competition."
"Maverick - a person of independent, unconventional or unorthodox views and ideas. We are proud to be Mavericks!"
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 10:15 AM CST
In case of technical difficulty, you may view Worcester Polytechnic Institute's performance here.
"Our team is comprised of students ranging from freshmen to seniors all studying in WPI's Robotics Engineering Program. Our combined experience exceeding 6700 hours of lectures and lab projects in our robotics courses and the generous support from our sponsors (NASA, NIA, Maxon Precision Motors, Axis Communications, Igus, and Intersense) provide us with a great set of tools that will enable us to be very competitive in the RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops competition."
University of Arizona 10:00 AM CST
Live Broadcasting by Ustream
In case of technical difficulty, you may view University of Arizona's performance here.
"The University of Arizona team is comprised of six undergrad students, with the most senior members just finishing up their junior year. Due to the emphasis on outreach and community involvement, the team has partnered with a local community college and k-12 charter school, each being represented directly by a member of the team. This array of knowledge and resources will help the team from the U of A meet all of the required objectives, as well as be a strong competitor in this years competition."
University at Buffalo 9 AM CST
In case of technical difficulty, you may view University at Buffalo's performance here.