- Team Resources
The NASA Space Grant Robotics club builds a variety of robots to compete in underwater competitions. These robots (or Remotely Operated Vehicles, ROVs) have to be able to submerge the bottom of a pool, move items around on the bottom, retrieve things to the surface, and take some sort of sensor readings. The MATE and NURC competitions have the robot do this under a pilot's control with an onboard camera and a control system on the surface connected with a tether. The AUVSI competition adds the challenge of doing all this with no human interaction.
We are currently engaged in designing a new robot to replace Koi. We also have training modules to give our new members (who are mostly freshmen) experience with things like SolidWorks, Arduino, soldering, and trade studies.