About the Exploration Technology GroupHoneybee Robotics Exploration Technology Group engineers and builds terrestrial and extraterrestrial drilling, excavation, and geotechnical systems, as well as sample acquisition, transfer and processing technologies. Because these systems are autonomous, smart, low power, light-weight, and low-mass, they have application not only in space, but here on earth in mining and petroleum applications.
Alfonso is satisfied with the scientific samples we have collected over the past two days and gives us the day off to search for drilling samples to ship home. Daniel and I walk back up to The Wall and inspect … Continue
The Sixth Annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition was recently held at Kennedy Space Center. This year, 47 university-level student teams competed to design and build a mining robot that can traverse simulated Martian chaotic terrain, excavate Martian regolith and deposit … Continue