NASA's Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI), through the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL) has been working with Freelancer.com on concepts for a free-flying robot. Called the Astrobee, NASA and Freelancer has started the process of crowdsourcing ideas for its robotic arm. The project is rolling out over the course of the next few months, and the first phase of the project, which started last month, has now ended. 30 winners have been chosen to move on to the second phase of the competition.
These 30 winners were chosen from over 3300 entries sent in from around the globe. The diverse group is made up of people with different backgrounds, hailing from across the continents: Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, the US, Mexico, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Peru, Colombia, and the UAE. Congratulations to the winners!