Team Blog

JUNE 29, 2021

NeBula enables the first fully autonomous exploration of Martian-like caves with a team of robots

We are very proud to be collaborating with Boston Dynamics and the NASA BRAILLE project. This video highlights the capabilities of our…

APRIL 19, 2021

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

HUGE news: Mars Helicopter took off on Mars!
Historic moment in space exploration: first-ever controlled flight on another planet. Congratulations to the entire space exploration community…

APRIL 5, 2021

TEAM COSTAR IS FEATURED IN POPULAR SCIENCE

We could live in caves on the moon. What would that be like?

JANUARY 7, 2021

TEAM COSTAR IS FEATURED IN EOS: SCIENCE NEWS BY AGU

Very Good Space Boys: Robotic Dogs May Dig Into Martian Caves

DECEMBER 22, 2020

TEAM COSTAR IS FEATURED IN IEEE SPECTRUM

Team CoSTAR Trains Robots for Exploring Caves on Earth and Space

Nov 16, 2020

How JPL’s Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit Systems Track

Team CoSTAR’s journey from space robotics to a winning team of underground robots

NOVEMBER 4, 2020

OUR PAPER ON AUTONOMOUS SPOT WON THE BEST PAPER AWARD ON SAFETY, SECURITY, AND RESCUE ROBOTICS IN IEEE/RSJ IROS 2020

This work presents one of the first efforts to endow the Boston Dynamics Spot robot with high-level autonomy for large-scale exploration…

JULY 12, 2020

TEAM COSTAR HELD ITS ANNUAL CAKE PARTY IN WEBEX THIS YEAR

The annual cake party tradition began in July of 2018 when Ali invites all the team members to celebrate SubT work…

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

TEAM COSTAR’S PRACTICE RUN AT ELMA HIGH SCHOOL IN ELMA, WA, IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE DARPA SUBT URBAN CIRCUIT

Team CoSTAR preparing for the urban competition in Elma high school. Team was able to not only test multi-level autonomy…

APRIL 29, 2019

STIX: TEAM COSTAR ATTENDED THE FIRST DARPA SUBT TEST AND INTEGRATION EXERCISE (STIX)

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JANUARY 25, 2019

COSTAR’S FIRST FIELD TEST – BUILDING 82, JPL, CA

Team CoSTAR builds a wooden maze which goes through Building 82 and leads into an inflatable tunnel outside of the building…

DECEMBER 7, 2018

COSTAR’S FIRST FIELD TEST – MULLUER TUNNEL, CA

Team CoSTAR deployed and tested wheeled rovers and rollocopters (flying/rolling drones) in Mueller Tunnel, 1 hour from JPL…