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Past Lunabotics Mining Competition Winners
 
Earth's moon as photographed from the International Space Station. Second Annual Lunabotics Competition
Thirty-six teams of undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe tested their robot designs in 2011.

Awards:
The following teams won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the onsite mining category:
  1. Laurentian University - 237.4 kg
  2. University of North Dakota - 172.2 kg
  3. West Virginia University - 106.4 kg
The Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence - University of North Dakota

Judges Innovation Design Award - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott

Efficient Use of Communications Power Award - Laurentian University

Team Spirit Award - University of Alabama
Honorable Mentions:
  • University of North Dakota
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona
  • West Virginia University
Slide Presentation Award - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona

Outreach Project Award - Montana Tech at University of Montana

Systems Engineering Paper Award- John Brown University


First Annual Lunabotics Competition
Twenty-two university teams from across the country competed in NASA's first annual Lunabotics Mining Competition at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, May 27 and 28, 2010.

Awards:
Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence: Montana MULE of Montana State University, with 90.5 out of 130 possible points.

Mining Category: Montana MULE of Montana State University, with 21.6 kilograms of BP-1 simulant mined.

Outreach Category: Team AETHER, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Systems Engineering Paper Category: Team Pumpernickel of Auburn University.

Slide Presentation Category: A.R.T.E.M.I.S. of Western Kentucky University.

Team Spirit Category: iDigU of The University of Southern Indiana.

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