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The NASA Robotic Mining Challenge is a yearly competition in which university teams build a rover to navigate rough terrain and mine and deliver simulated icy regolith. With strict size constraints, additional challenges are to minimize the rover mass, energy used, and communication bandwidth, as well as achieve full autonomy. Our MQP developed an original design for an all-new rover with a rocker-bogie chassis and a novel, two degree of freedom, backhoe-style excavator. We were only able to build and test the excavator portion of this robot due to COVID and time constraints. We also programmed and tested the state machine and navigation system, creating a code base that can be used by future teams.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • 2021
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  • 2021-05-05
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