Crowdsourcing is a valuable tool for businesses to call on the collective hive mind in order to find outside-the-box solutions to problems that in-house teams are often struggling to innovate on. NASA, is no different. In a newly opened contest, NASA is calling on the collective brainpower of the Web to help design its new free-flying robot, Astrobee, that’s set to live aboard the International Space Station. Three similar robots have resided on the ISS since 2006, all part of MIT’s SPHERES project. NASA hopes to send Astrobee to space in 2017 to film the astronauts at work, conduct…

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