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IAP 2011 Activity


Zero Robotics Spacestorms
Prof. David Miller, Dr. Alvar Saenz Otero
Mon-Fri, Jan 4-7, 10-14, 18-21, 24-28, 10am-12:00pm, Room 35-225, Kick Off Meeting, 1/4, 10 am


If you liked 6.270 or would have liked to take 6.270, please join us in creating the first robotics competition that is truly out of this world. Zero Robotics Spacestorms, sponsored by MIT Lincoln Laboratory, is an international STEM competition for middle/high school and university students to be conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). Spacestorms builds upon MITís Zero Robotics (ZR) competition (patterned after First Robotics) whose third, nation-wide competition was held on December 16, 2010 and broadcast live from ISS in 10-250. ZR allows students of all ages to program the MIT-developed SPHERES satellites on ISS in head-to-head competition. Using LEGO Mindstorms, ZR Spacestorms will add modular hardware of your design, including mechanisms, sensors, and structures as well as new programming challenges and competition games. If you would like to be at the forefront of a new dimension in STEM education, design spaceflight hardware for ISS, work with NASA engineers and astronauts, invent new robotics concepts, or all of the above, please come to our kickoff meeting on January 4. We accept students from all MIT departments and years and expect a commitment of roughly 16 hours per week. While we will formally meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we can accommodate your schedule. We are seeking volunteers as well as students seeking 6 units of P/F credit.
Contact: Dr. Alvar Saenz Otero, alvarso@mit.edu
Sponsor: Lincoln Laboratory
Cosponsor: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Latest update: 03-Jan-2011


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