The Volare Space Robotics challenge 'control centre'.
More than 50 students from five countries gathered at ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands to unleash their robotic creations after six months preparing for the finals of the Volare Space Robotics challenge.
Seven teams battled with their remote-control robots on a mock-up of the International Space Station. Their mission: to unload as much cargo from ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle as possible in a given time.
Students gave instructions wirelessly from the ‘control centre’ next door.