NASA Challenge: Develop 3D Models for Robonaut Simulation-EVA Grapple Hook
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $50
- Entries Received: 22
- Winner: rapthor
We (NASA) need to develop a number of high resolution 3D models to be used for Robonaut simulations. These 3D models are to be developed based on photographs of real items (see attached files). These simulated objects would be used for various grasp and manipulator testing.
This particular challenge is to build a 3D model of an Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA or spacewalk) Grapple hook. Astronauts use this grapple hook to tether themselves to structure (e.g. EVA Handrails) while performing extra-vehicular tasks. The design of the grapple hook prevents accidental release of grappled objects, which ensures the safety of astronauts.
Note that tether material is flexible and thus flexes in the photographs.
There is a scale in the attached imagery is in inches. All final model submissions must be delivered in on of the following formats: .prt (Solidworks, ProE); .step or .stp; .iges; .stl; .dae. NOTE: Freelancer submissions will need to be image file views of your model. If you win the contest, you will then send/transfer the model files to NASA via email, dropbox, etc.
All entries will be judged on the accuracy, quality, and fidelity (detail) of the model produced. Note that where highly similar top submissions are produced, the submission entered first will win.
“Rapthor did an outstanding job of creating a very detailed 3D model of a EVA grapple hook for use in our NASA robonaut simulation. This was a contest and Rapthor\'s design won over multiple entries.”
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