What is NASA's Space Robotics Challenge?
The NASA Space Robotics Challenge was an industry competition that tasked teams with developing and displaying the ability of an R5 robot to assist with the necessary tasks within a NASA mission, such as one on Mars. We used the Robot Operating System (ROS), and the virtual environment Gazebo to simulate the robot performing the tasks. Read more about the challenge here.
How did WPI's team do?
The WPI Humanoid Robotics Lab team was among 20 finalists in the competition, beating out over 405 teams from 55 countries.
The task was to align a communications array using the Pitch and Yaw knobs.
This task was to repair a broken solar array by plugging it into the smaller array shown