Robonaut Challenge

This project has been completed.

The project was completed using 1 challenge and included 38 registrants from 16 different countries.The primary objective of the project involved Robonaut 2, which is the first humanoid robot in space and was sent to the International Space Station (ISS) with the intention of taking over tasks too dangerous or too mundane for astronauts. There’s only one problem: Robonaut 2 needed to learn how to interact with the types of input devices the astronauts use on the ISS.

In this challenge, competitors created an algorithm to control Robonaut and teach him how to interact with a taskboard. Robonaut learned how to recognize the state and location of several buttons and switches on the taskboard.

To view the output of this project or to download the source code (open source), please click here.