BIG Idea 2022

Team Lead: Matthew Schroeter – schroeter.m@northeastern.edu

We have been accepted! Check us out on NASA’s site, with more details on our project and those of the other finalists here.

Mission

The 2022 BIG Idea Challenge is a student competition to develop a mobility system that uses an alternative locomotion modality to traverse extreme lunar terrain [1]. The Northeastern 2022 BIG Idea team consists of 13 undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines. The system we developed over the Fall 2021 semester is the Crater Observing Bio-inspired Rolling Articulator or COBRA for short. COBRA is a multi-modal snake-inspired robot that utilizes slithering and tumbling locomotion to explore Shackleton Crater and measure water ice concentration throughout the crater.

Meet Our Team