RISD Human Rover Team Makes The Podium!
They seem to have won the Technology Challenge Award as well. The team does not seem to have had time to update their Facebook page. I only know about this because it came through on Instagram where I follow NASA. (The picture here is a screen grab.)
From the NASA ‘About the Challenge’ page.
Rovers will be human-powered and carry two students, one female and one male, over a half-mile obstacle course of simulated extraterrestrial terrain of craters, boulders, ridges, inclines, crevasses and depressions.
Each student team of six members is responsible for building their own rover, and the two course drivers must be chosen from the team.
As a part of the challenge, and before traversing the course, unassembled rover entries must be carried by the drivers to the course starting line with the unassembled components contained in a volume of 5 feet by 5 feet by 5 feet (dimension requirements). At the starting line, the entries will be assembled, readied for racing, and evaluated for safety. Assembly occurs one time prior to the first course run.
Wow. Congratulations to Team RISD!