NASA is designing a next generation robotic assistant to support astronauts on the
International Space Station (ISS). The assistant will fly around inside the ISS, perch on a
wall-mounted handhold ("Handrail"), and orient a camera, as directed. NASA has already designed the free flyer part,
called Astrobee, and had looked to the freelancer community for great solutions for an attachment and orientation arm.
Over the next several months, ~$25,000 will be awarded, spread over more than a dozen contests,
with individual prizes ranging from $250 to $5000. Each will ask for solutions to a particular (sometimes overlapping)
piece of the attachment arm. Each contest has been defined to be solvable on its own, but you may choose to compete
in as many contests as you wish. Winning solutions may be incorporated into the robotic arm design and used with
Astrobee for years to come.