The Retrievers, a team of students from Schenectady High School, have built a robot to compete in the NASA Sample Return Centennial Challenge for a $1.5 million prize.
The Schenectady High School Retrievers gather around the chassis for the actual robot, yet unnamed, for the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge in June. The team is the only high school to participate in the mid-June competition.
Navy veteran and Retrievers team leader Robert Svec, holds a cube with a QR code reader- part of the subsystem they're developing for the robot.
The Patriot, a robot the Schenectady High School team used in the FRC competition, hovers over a wheel that will be used for the new rover for the mid-June competition at Touch Tomorrow: A Festival of Science, Technology and Robots.
Navy veteran and team leader of the Retrievers, Robert Svec, works with John DerBoghossian, 17, and Ethan Kranick, 15 on a subsystem for the robot.