This lab, mainly used by mechanical engineering majors in the robotics track, offers a workspace for design courses and includes access to assembly robots, including two DENSOs and a SCARA robotic arm.
This space is also home to two robots, LAR-E (Luna All-terrain Regolith Excavator) and HIGBEE (Heuristic Imaging, Ground-Based Environmental Explorer). LAR-E is a lunar mining robot recognized by NASA in a competition as the only design entered that would have actually worked on the moon. HIGBEE, the lab’s most recent robot, was programmed and design to complete tasks as if on an unmanned exploratory mission to a planet or asteroid to collect soil and rock samples. This lab also features access to the Propulsion Lab through a door at the back of the lab.