We explore the scenario of failed communications between an astronaut and her human and robot colleagues. Using a Lego EV3 robot, image recognition and bluetooth we simulate an emergency situation where an astronaut must communicate by gestures and information displays embedded in clothing.

This project is solving the Sensor Yourself challenge.


We establish a set of rules for LASSIE compliant autonomous devices and with a prototype built from Lego EV3 and cunning software attempt to create the required capabilities and behaviours to recognise communication failures, assess damage and where needed fetch appropriate assistance.

Project Information

License: Apache License 2.0 (Apache-2.0)

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  • Mitchel  Wang
  • Michael Saunby
  • Russell Taylor
  • Nigel Tonkin
  • Emma Tonkin