Designing for the Extremes Workshop

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Venue: Virtual

Extreme Access (EA) and Extreme Environments (EE) are inviting you to a half day virtual workshop to talk through the many challenges associated with regolith excavation and transport. Many environmental factors contribute to the engineering and testing of necessary hardware to successfully access and maneuver these sites.  Environmental effects need to be explored for technology and data development. This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss these risks and technologies needed to address them. This interactive workshop will consist of an overview of the Robotics Lunar Surface Operations 2 (RLSO2) study, an Environmental Effects panel with Q&A, a panel with Q&A on technology needed to access these sites, and breakout sessions. The workshop will consist of a plenary speaker and panel discussions in a webinar format (with interactive Q&A during the panels), followed by smaller-group discussions in breakout rooms with interactive brainstorming and note taking using Miro (or similar software).

The goals of the workshop are to:

  • Discuss specific access challenges and how environmental effects affect the design of hardware needed to implement an architecture as defined in the RLSO2 study
  • Identify data needed to set design requirements and determine whether that data has already been collected, or what additional data is needed. 
  • Discuss ways to test to these requirements

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Time: 11:00AM to 4:30PM ET

Location: Virtual

Meeting Link:

For issues connecting, please contact Andrea Harman at