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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
MoonHound: Esa Lunar Robot Challeger
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Automatic
Information
Abstract
As interest in exploration of the Moon soars among the world’s space agencies, ESA, through its General Studies Programme, has challenged university students to develop a robotic vehicle that is capable of working in difficult terrain, comparable to that found at the lunar poles. Eight university teams have been selected to proceed to the design stage of ESA’s Lunar Robotics Challenge. ESA’s first Lunar Robotics Challenge got under way in late March with the issuing of an Announcement of Opportunity that invited teams of university students to create an innovative, mobile robot capable of retrieving samples from a lunar-like crater. Eight of the submitted proposals have been selected for funding after evaluation by a team of ESA experts. The selected student teams received the go-ahead to design their robotic systems, and eventually build them to compete in the challenge event.
International
Si
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
European Space Agency
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Entity size
Gran Empresa (>250)
Granting date
Participants
  • Participante: Antonio Barrientos Cruz (UPM)
  • Participante: José Emilio Torres Matesanz (UPM)
  • Director: Claudio Rossi (UPM)
  • Participante: Miguel Hernando Gutierrez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Robótica y Cibernética
  • Departamento: Electrónica, Automática e Informática Industrial
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial
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