Sponsored by NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace, the Rasc-al Robo-Ops competition includes eight teams of graduate and/or undergraduate students from across the nation. The challenge is to design and build a planetary rover and demonstrate its capability to perform a series of competitive tasks at the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Rock Yard in Houston, TX.

The University of Maryland’s entry into this year’s competition is named Rhea – II, which stands for Remote Harvester Earth Analogue II. This is the updated version of last year’s challenger (Rhea – I) that took third place in the competition in 2011.


Team Members:

Luke Alberto, Sahil Ambani, Henry Elder, Josh Fogel, Duarte Ho, Brad Hood, Sam Lewis, Sean Li, Jose Mora, Jamil Shehadeh, Walter Taraila, Mike Tsu, Daniel Villalobos, Terry Van Wormer

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. David Akin

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