The UIU Mars Rover team is formed with more than 25 members of the UIU Robotics Club from different educational backgrounds including computer science, electrical science and business. This team contains excellent enthusiastic people working in several fields of robotics and automation, such as embedded systems, reinforcement learning, autonomous navigation, drones, 3D design and simulation, detection of life in soil and rock samples, etc. The research team is directly supervised by Lecturer Akib Zaman, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, United International University. The members of the team are divided into 6 subteams named Electrical, Software, Mechanical, Communication, Science and Management.
The vision of this team is to expand the space robotics research in Bangladesh and demonstrate high-quality robotic systems in reputed international competitions during the growth. Following their successful history in 2016, the UIU Mars Rover team has qualified for the University Rover Challenge 2022 (URC 2022) organised by The Mars Society, the most Prestigious Robotics competition for undergraduate students. Among 99 Universities from all over the world, UIU scored an outstanding score of 90.92 out of 100 to be selected in the World Final. The Team will fight for glory in the World Final competing with the finest teams of the world at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), Utah, the USA on 1-4 June 2022.