BEST Lab in Computerworld and on New robot bounces, could replace rovers on NASA missions

The Tensegrity Robot Team brought our UC Berkeley prototypes to the Silicon Valley Robot Block Party last week for National Robotics Week  and were filmed by Computerworld and The accompanying video posted on talks about the UC Berkeley contributions and features images of BEST Labbers and MEng students. “Researchers at NASA and the University of California at Berkeley are developing a robot that’s robust enough to be dropped directly onto planets and go straight to work.”

Image from Video of tensegrity robot and team BEST lab team photo

Prototypes from ME110 (Introduction to Product Development) were popular with the children. The bottom left figure shows the K-8 prototype and the bottom right the High School version.

BEST lab team photo HS version of tensegrity robot