At Clearpath Robotics we love space almost as much as robots, which is why we’ve offered sponsorship to teams participating in the annual NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge in Worcester, MA.  With a $1.5 million purse on the line, there’s no room for mistakes.

The Challenge requires that the 11 teams from around the world demonstrate the capabilities of their autonomous robotic systems by locating and collecting a set of specific sample types from a simulated planetary environment and returning those samples to the starting zone in a set amount of time.  Teams who utilized a Clearpath Robotics Husky A200 as part of their competition entry received a $3000 sponsorship rebate.

Currently being used to test Mars rover research tools in a mock-up of the lunar environment, the Husky has an established history with the Canadian Space Agency and is ready to rock at the Sample Return Robot Challenge.

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