University Rover Challenge

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Registration Open for URC2014! Registration for the 2014 event is open through January 31, 2014.  Visit the URC Team Info page for more information.

Posted Nov 19, 2013, 8:42 AM by Kevin Sloan University Rover Challenge Unveils 2014 Competition The University Rover Challenge (URC), the world’s premier robotics competition for college students, has officially kicked off its 2014 competition!   URC challenges students to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers which will one day work alongside astronauts on the Red Planet.

  Teams will spend the academic year designing, building and testing their robotic creations.  They will compete at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in the remote, barren desert of southern Utah in late May, 2014.  The challenge features multiple revamped tasks, including an Equipment Servicing Task that incorporates inflatable structures, and a more aggressive incarnation of the popular Terrain Traversing Task.

  The 2013 competition featured the largest international field to date, and was featured on.

Posted Sep 16, 2013, 12:40 PM by Kevin Sloan URC2013 Recap What can you expect at the University Rover Challenge? visited the 2013 competition to give you a look at the barren terrain:

Posted Sep 11, 2013, 12:58 PM by Kevin Sloan URC2014 Update We’ve been getting lots of inquiries about URC2014, so here is what you need to know: 1. The rules will be published in early September. 2. Registration is not open yet.  Registration details will be announced when the rules are published. 3. The competition will be open to international teams (no change from previous years).

  We’re glad to hear from all of the new teams interested in competing this year, and look forward to seeing your rovers in action!

Posted Aug 23, 2013, 8:57 AM by Kevin Sloan URC2013 Final Score Breakdown Team Sample Return Task Astronaut Assistance Task Equipment Servicing Task Terrain Traversing Task Presentation Task Total SRM Mars Rover (SRM University) 90 30 0 0 95.25 215.25 Cornell Mars Rover 95 0 5 10 87.75 197.75 Mars Rover Design Team (Missouri University of Science Technology) 53 5 0 0 85.5 143.5 York University Rover Team 75 5 0 0 81 161 OSU Mars Rover Team (Oregon State University) 65 10 0 78 93 246 Hyperion Team (Bialystok University of Technology) 100 100 100 100 92.75 492.75 BYU Mars Rover Team 69 100 40 52 88.5 349.5 University of Washington Robotics Team 70 0 0 0 87.25 152.5 SKNL.

Posted Jun 11, 2013, 6:28 AM by Kevin Sloan

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