RMC 2018 is being held May 14-18, 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Time to Design It, Build It, Dig It!
This annual event brings more than 50 college teams, 500 students and their mining robots from across the country, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, to Kennedy Space Center. Since water ice is prevalent throughout the Red Planet, the Robotic Mining Competition has revised the rules and rubrics to reflect this discovery. The Competition challenge is to mine the precious icy regolith (gravel). This water ice will provide oxygen, water and fuel for future off-world colonists.