A group of Purdue University students scored high marks in a high-tech contest at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Purdue Lunabotics finished second in the on-site mining category at the recent 2015 NASA Robotic Mining Competition.
The team (pictured above, from left) consists of Shashank Sarbada, Andrew Bowling, Dustin Soliday and John Riccione. The competitors were tasked with developing a prototype robot that could operate and withstand harsh conditions that NASA technology faces in space. A University of Alabama team won the category, while University of Utah students were third.
The student organization currently includes more than 30 members. Its primary work space is at the school’s co-working space and business incubator, the Anvil.
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