MIT Robotics Team
  • Field diagnostics at NASA's Johnson Space Center
    Field diagnostics at NASA's Johnson Space Center

The MIT Robotics Team competed in the 2015 RASC-AL/NASA competition at the Johnson Space Center. Though they did not place in the overall competition they did win Best Manipulator Dexterity Award for having the most robust robotic arm, Best Tele-Operated Agility Award for having the fastest drive system, and the Unlocking All Secrets Award for identifying almost every rock on the field with their vision system. Last year the team placed second in the 2014 RASC-AL/NASA (Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts / Academic Linkage) engineering competition, in which the team builds a planetary rover prototype and demonstrate its capabilities to perform a series of competitive tasks from a remote location.

MIT Robotics Team At a glance

Number of Members:

9 members in 2017-2018
Team leaders: 
  • Drew Beller, Team President
  • David Mayo, Technical Project Manager
  • Reo Baird, Software Project Manager
  • Joey Muller, PR Manager
  • Wei Wu, Treasurer
  • Selena Feng, Chief Operating Officer
  • Tats Daniel, Chief Financial Officer
  • Nadya Balabanska, Technical Sub-team lead, Chief Social Officer
  • Rita Ainane, Technical Sub-team lead
  • Michelle Tan, Technical Sub-team lead
  • Jasmin Palmer, Technical Sub-team lead
Year began: 
Russ Tedrake
Team accomplishments

The team placed second in the 2014 RASC-AL/NASA Robo-Ops competition.

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