Other Prize Competitions
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Autonomous robots will compete for a NASA prize of $1.5 million at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on June 4-8.› View this Video | › Centennial Challenges Fact Sheet
NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute are seeking competitors for a 2013 robot technology demonstration for prize money up to $1.5 million.› Read More
To demonstrate a robot that can locate and retrieve geologic samples from a wide and varied terrain without human control. The prize purse is $1.5 million.
To demonstrate a solar-powered exploration vehicle that can operate in darkness using its own stored energy. The prize purse is $1.5 million.
A challenge currently in development to demonstrate an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that can safely "sense and avoid" other air traffic, even when faced with a variety of onboard system failures. The prize purse is $500,000.
A new challenge is beginning for those who choose to continue their pursuit of excellence.
Review some of the past challenges including Regolith Excavation, Lunar Lander, Astronaut Glove and ideas submitted by the public.
View information on the past competitions.
03.04.13 - With its budget under pressure and its future under debate, prize challenges and competitions have a unique appeal to NASA.
02.13.13 - LaserMotive, a company known for using lasers to transmit power through the air, is expanding to a new medium: fiber-optic cables.
11.15.12 - Pat Anderson's dedication to teaching has earned him the honor of being named the 2012 Florida Professor of the Year.