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Sample Return Robot (SRR)

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The challenge is to demonstrate a robot that can locate and retrieve geologic samples from a wide and varied terrain without human control or assistance from terrestrial navigation aids such as access to magnetic compasses or Global Position Satellite data. This Challenge requires demonstration of an autonomous robotic system to locate and collect a set of specific sample types from a large planetary analog area and then return the samples to the starting zone.

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