NASA envisions a future where humans and robots are working and living together on other worlds.
You can be part of that mission by helping to develop software that will allow a virtual team of robotic systems to operate autonomously on extraterrestrial surfaces.
How can I be part of the mission?
Register for the Space Robotics Challenge, Phase 2, and develop fully autonomous operations, navigation, and decision-making capabilities that can be tested within a simulation environment.
Who can register?
If you can write code, you can compete in the challenge. You can register as an individual or as a team.
Why should I register?
Your work could help to eventually create fully autonomous robotic systems for future exploration missions on other worlds. Plus you could win some great prizes!
A prize pool of up to $1,000,000 will be awarded across the two rounds of simulation competition.
- First Place: $185,000
- Second Place: $125,000
- Third Place: $75,000
- Fourth Place: $50,000
- Fifth Place: $40,000
- Sixth through Tenth Place: $30,000
Robotic missions are the precursor to crewed missions. Using rovers and landers in an aggressive surface strategy will move NASA toward the goal of crewed missions to extraterrestrial surfaces.
Robots that can successfully perform In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) tasks with little to no human intervention are valuable due to both the communication latencies and limited bandwidth between these destinations and Earth.