NASA Robotics Mining Competition
The NASA Robotics Mining Competition is a national collegiate competition where teams design a rover capable of autonomously excavating regolith in a similuted Martian enviroment. Teams can win awards for excavation, regolith handling, communications, outreach, public engagement, and more. The hope is that NASA may use some of the designs from this competition to inspire future Mars excavating rovers. The competition is held every year in May at the NASA Kennedy Space Center.