GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK
NASA’s Colorado Space Grant Consortium recently presented the Colorado Robotics Challenge at Great Sand Dunes National Park, and the team behind the Adams State machine received the “Outstanding Obstacle Avoidance and Navigation” award.
Faculty adviser George Sellman, Mathew Bowker, and Adams State students Darrius Gallegos and Daniel Gruska started the Seeker Mark II vehicle through the obstacle course. Participating machines had to run the course on their own, using only the sensing devices and software programming that were installed; they were not remote-controlled.
TOP PHOTO: George Sellman, Daniel Gruska, Darrius Gallegos and Mathew Bowker show off Adams State’s award-winning Seeker Mark II robotic vehicle.
ABOVE: Seeker Mark II picks its own path through the sand dunes. Adams State’s Seeker Mark II powers up a hill at the Great Sand Dunes. Darrius Gallegos programs Adams State’s Seeker Mark II.