2021 Marsupial Rover


Florida Polytechnic University — Multi-Discipline Team


The RE-RASSOR Project is a joint FSI, Florida Space Grant and NASA project to develop, mature and extend the EZ-RASSOR Software and the Mini-RASSOR Hardware.  The goals include: ready to use rover systems and building blocks for Research projects; extensions and enhancements to those systems; and meaningful experiences and systems to support advance STEM / STEAM education.  Production ready systems, components and open-source hardware and software are all to be available.   

  The Marsupial Rover project is based on a NASA project to leverage the strengths of different rover sizes and capabilities.  The partnered with NASA experts at the Kennedy Space Center to re-imagine and existing rover concept, increase the functionality of the system and support the project goals.  

Project Team

Bruce Hicks – Electrical Engineering Lead
Logan Sellards – Electrical Engineer
Andrew Ponce – Computer Science Lead
Juan Glinton – Computer Science
Jeremy Maula – Computer Science
Ricardo Zuniga – Computer Science
Ronald Metcalf – Mechanical Engineer
Xavier Pagan – Mechanical Engineer
Vanessa Tonwsend – Project Lead & Mechanical Engineer