The world’s top space agency has asked for help. NASA ( National Aeronautics and Space Administration ) is looking for someone who can develop an obstacle avoidance sensor. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena has put forward the challenge.
NASA under its “Exploring Hell: Avoiding Obstacles on a Clockwork Rover” challenge is seeking the public’s designs for a sensor that could be incorporated into the design concept. The rover would be a part of NASA’s exploring ‘Venus’ mission.
Participants will have an opportunity to win a first-place prize of $15,000. Second place wins $10,000; and third place, $5,000. JPL is working with the NASA Tournament Lab to execute the challenge on the heroX crowdsourcing platform. Submissions will be accepted through May 29, 2020.
“When faced with navigating one of the most challenging terrestrial environments in the solar system, we need to think outside the box,”. “That is why we need the creativity of makers and garage inventors to help solve this challenge”, said officials from NASA. More details about the challenge can be obtained from here