[robotics-worldwide] [news] 2017 Spacecraft Robotics Challenge!

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[robotics-worldwide] [news] 2017 Spacecraft Robotics Challenge!

Rafael Fierro
You are invited to participate in the 2017 Spacecraft Robotics Challenge!



The 2017 Spacecraft Robotics Challenge is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Tech Engagement Office to strengthen ties between the military, industrial, and academic robotics communities and to promote research and development in the application of unstructured automation and robotic assembly concepts to small satellites.



Participating entrants or teams will be using an autonomous robot to assemble a series of simplified satellite assembly steps based solely on computer aided design (CAD) parts and assembly models. Participants will be competing to assemble a series of five challenge levels of increasing difficulty and on the time it takes to complete each assembly.



The top participants will receive prizes in the following amounts:



1st place - $6,000



2nd place - $3,000



3rd place - $1,000



For more information and to sign up, please go to www.afrlnewmexico.com/roboticschallenge<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.afrlnewmexico.com_roboticschallenge&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=eM_ZwnrLG2yxZZbo0iLwIYAYxM9T193VuaYVkhN_igA&s=qebRhEqWFNVJOKvvEjBueotufSMKOUdSQeAw4_ZopsI&e= >



Respectfully,



Oscar Martinez, Ph.D.

Tech Engagement Office

Air Force Research Laboratory

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c: 617-642-4055
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