Last week several members of the Department of Computer Architecture and Technology of the University of Granada, Spain, held a briefing meeting to start this project. Prof. Samuel Romero told us the idea: that Computer Science and Engineering students (and related disciplines) can learn how engineers work in big, real and challenging projects by following methodologies similar to the ones used in real space programs (that is, imitating NASA or ESA). Combining the skills from several courses, PhD thesis, final degree projects, our aim is to land a rover in a remote location nearby Granada (Spain). In this first meeting, the project was described to the other members of the Department and the first ideas were discussed. One of the first steps was to create this blog to start the dissemination of the project and gather ideas from all of you interested in the participation and development.
Inspired by the words of President Kennedy when he announced the Apollo Program, we can say that we aim to take a rover to a remote location, and bring it safely back to home before the decade is over.
“We believe that when men reach beyond this planet, they should leave their national differences behind them.” President John F. Kennedy, 1962.