University of Alabama lunabotics team looking to defend championship


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1368660628&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4058980&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1368660628 type=script]TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The University of Alabama is preparing to defend their claim to an international championship.

Last year, the University’s team took home the prize in NASA’s Lunabotics Competition.

On May 20, 2013, the students will return to the Kennedy Space Center to compete again.

The 20-person team has built a lunar robot this year.

The robot is designed to collect lunar soil.

For NASA, it’s almost like crowdsourcing ideas from some of the nation’s brightest newcomers.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42


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