Sunday, November 23, 2008

2009 Mars Rover Challenge for University Students

2009 University Rover Challenge - Call for Entrants - Mars Society:

The Mars Society's Third Annual University Rover Challenge (URC) is seeking the best and brightest college teams to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers for a competition at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in southern Utah. ...

The 2009 URC rules are now available online. Teams and their rovers will compete in four events: a site survey task, an extremophile search task based on work taking place during the forthcoming MDRS field season, a construction task, and an emergency navigation task that will require teams to deliver emergency supplies to a distressed astronaut in the field. The latter two tasks are back by popular demand from URC 2008 - Oregon State secured their victory in the emergency navigation task, while third place contender York University was the only team to achieve any success during the challenging construction task.

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