During this lecture hosted by Florida Tech’s Lifelong Scholar Society, Dr. Ronnal Reichard will showcase Florida Tech’s competition in NASA’s annual Robotic Mining Competition. In this competition, college students design and build a mining robot that can travel on simulated Martian terrain, excavate Martian regolith and deposit the regolith into a collection bin within a 10 minute time period. In addition to crowning winners, NASA also uses this contest to develop ideas and solutions from the teams that could be applied to a real future excavation of asteroids or on Mars.
Thursday, September 12
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Florida Tech Research Park and the Center for Aeronautics and Innovation
1050 West NASA Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901
Ticket prices vary for general public ($20), first-time attendees ($10), Lifelong Scholar Society members ($0- $10) and Florida Tech students and faculty (free).
About Lifelong Scholar Society
Florida Tech’s Lifelong Scholar Society is a community of curious minds who are passionate about sharing knowledge. Throughout the year, the society hosts a series of lectures, workshops and socials around Florida’s Space Coast. Topics range from historical writers and contemporary art to the Florida habitat, space exploration and more. Join us and become part of a world of interesting people.