We are Alabama Astrobotics, a robotics team at The University of Alabama that competes each year in NASA's Robotic Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. In addition to designing, building, and testing our robot throughout the year, we coordinate and participate in several outreach efforts with the University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa community. Our goal is to ignite a feeling of excitement within K-12 students for pursuing STEM careers.
Meet the 2020 Alabama Astrobotics Team!
The 2019-2020 team poses for the team photo in front of the Gorgas Library.
Working in the New Lab
There have been many early mornings and late nights in our new lab already. The team is putting in a lot of work to make this another great year!
Reviewing the Robot
Alabama Astrobotics team went over the initial design for parts of the robot. We are well on our way to the RMC this May!
The children of the RISE school attended a fun trick-or-treating session at H.M. Comer on the University of Alabama campus. Our team created a candy off-loading belt to fill the kids' buckets with loads of treats!
HUGE thanks to Dynetics for partnering with the University of Alabama College of Engineering and Alabama Astrobotics to invest in the future of so many students. Team members (L to R) Alison Varner, Max Eastepp, Rebecca Dietz, and Jonathan Blake were honored to meet with Dynetics representatives and accept a portion of the donation on behalf of the team. The article detailing the donation can be found here.
NASA RMC Information
Alabama Astrobotics competes in NASA's Robotic Mining Competition, a competition in which university-level students design and build a mining robot that can traverse the simulated Martian chaotic terrain.
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