Rhizome: Development of an Autarkic Design-to-Robotic-Production and -Operation System for Building Off-Earth Rhizomatic Habitats

  • Bier, H.H. (Recipient), Schmehl, R. (Recipient), Cervone, A. (Recipient), A.J. Hidding (Recipient), A. Wan (Recipient), E.C.F. Vermeer (Recipient), M.K. Verma (Recipient), K.K. Jani (Recipient), E.C. Avr─âmiea (Recipient) & S.P. Jain (Recipient)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


RB team of students and researchers in collaboration with partners from 3ME, CiTG, and AE at TUD have received a grant of 100K from ESA to further develop the Rhizome idea for habitats on Mars
Granting OrganisationsEuropean Space Agency (ESA)


  • Autarkic system
  • data-driven design
  • robotic production
  • habitat
  • sun energy
  • wind energy