What is University Rover Challenge
The University Rover Challenge (URC) is the world's most premium robotics competition for college students Held annually in the desert of southern Utah in the United States, URC challenges student teams to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside astronauts exploring the Red Planet URC was launched in 2006, with competitions being held every summer since 2007. URC consistently draws an international field of the most talented and promising students around the globe
- Science Mission : to investigate a site for the presence of current or past life.
- Delivery Mission : to deliver a variety of objects to astronauts in the field across rugged terrain.
- Equipment Service Mission : to perform dexterous operations on a mock lander using a robotic arm.
- Autonomous Service Mission : to autonomously travel to a site and locate a marker.
University Rover Challenge 2016
UIU Mars Rover Team participated URC 2016 and was qualified in the top 36 teams according to their System Acceptance Review (SAR) result.