NASA Awards Grants to Support Research, Technology Development

NASA has announced the recipients of its annual Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grants, providing a total of more than $10.8 million across 15 institutions over three years to support scientific and technical research. This research aligns with agency’ priorities, including understanding our changing environment and advancing long-term exploration on the Moon through Artemis

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Mix-and-match kit could enable astronauts to build a menagerie of lunar exploration bots

The Walking Oligomeric Robotic Mobility System, or WORMS, is a reconfigurable, modular, multiagent robotics architecture for extreme lunar terrain mobility. The system could be used to assemble autonomous worm-like parts into larger biomimetic robots that could explore lava tubes, steep slopes, and the moon’s permanently shadowed regions

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