What’s Instrumental? Shedding Light on the Raman Spectrometer

The Instruments sub-team, affectionately dubbed “Team Astrogen” because of its almost all-women team, has been working on a number of projects. The Science Cache task of the University Rover Challenge requires teams to collect samples at designated sites and evaluate the soil’s qualities in order to determine if microbial life can be supported...

Spotlight on Software/Sensing–Object Recognition

If you're familiar with us, Yonder Dynamics, you may have heard us frequently mention that we aim to create the first fully autonomous rover for the University Rover Challenge (URC), an annual robotics competition for college students. What you might not be familiar with is how we plan to accomplish so lofty a goal.

The answer: our Software/Sensing Team, one of our major secret weapons...