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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.

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.

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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