2021 - 2022 DragonFly

In the 2021-2022 DragonFly challenge, teams must collect HydroPods, NitroPods, and CarbonPods to create molecular assemblies of molecules found on Mars’s surface. Teams also must transverse across the surface to survey for images placed around the field to identify the contents of the image. Robots must place a seismometer inside the mountain and measure seismic activity. Drones must deliver an Automated Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to the great methane lake, Lake Photon. At the same time, these machines must fly over beacons, powered by ultrasonic sensors, to illuminate the alliance’s color. Drones also need to deliver satellites to the appropriately colored landing pads on top of the mountains.