The University Rover Challenge involves 4 major tasks, thoroughly testing our rover in a
Rovers are required to find evidence of life or capability to support life. This involves soil collection beneath a depth of 10 cm at a given location, followed by both onboard and lab based analysis to assess presence of microbial life. This task is designed to encourage collaboration between engineers and scientists, similar to the real life design of Mars rovers.
Extreme retrieval & delivery
Simulating a scenario where a rover collects numerous tools for an astronaut, this tasks tests the ability of the rover to overcome terrain of increasing levels of difficulty. From soft sandy regions to boulder fields, this tasks is designed to test the integrity and capability of our rover.
Rovers are required to carry out a series of skillful operations on a mock-up equipment system. The rover completes various operations step by step, including fuel pouring and button manipulation. This task requires the design of a resilient robotic arm, capable of assisting humans during difficult scenarios.
Autonomous Travel Mission
The next generation of Mars Rovers are expected to have superior autonomy to allow the astronauts more freedom to carry out many more essential complex tasks. This challenge tests our rover's ability to traverse through land using complex terrain mapping systems and path planning software.
- First UK university to compete at URC.
- Successfully mentor freshers in UKSEDS.
- Make UCL Rover known to the world.
- Have a whole lot of fun along the way!
- Team formed, motivated, and working hard.
- 12 all nighters completed.
- 1357 cups of coffee consumed (and counting).
- Preliminary Design Review passed!