RoveCrest brings together engineering students with backgrounds in artificial intelligence, programming, robotics and biology to design and prototype a Mars rover. Our goal is to compete in the Mars Society’s 2020 University Rover Challenge, held in annually at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. The University Rover Challenge asks students to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers and compete with other teams in various challenges ranging from conducting science experiments to autonomous navigation.
RoveCrest is made up of eight sub teams, each with their own expertise. Three teams focus on the mechanical design and operation of the rover; two focus on programming and artificial intelligence; one designs the experiments the rover will be conducting on the Martian surface; and one team handles the team’s business and marketing. The final and largest team is robotics team, which is tasked with designing and building every part of the rover’s robotic arm.
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