Who are we?
UCL Rover is a 22-person team of Engineering, Computer Science and Natural Sciences students from University College London. This video is by the Mars Rover Division of UCL Rover, who competed in the European Rover Challenge in Starachowice, Poland.
The UCL Rover Team aims to design, build, and test a Mars Rover to compete at the European Rover Challenge in Poland in September 2018. As the first group UCL will put forward to this competition, we also want to encourage new students to get involved and carry on the project in future years.
Founded in 2017, the UCL Rover Team consists of 1st, 2nd, and 4th year Engineering students. We are working tirelessly on this exciting project, with the aim of having a fully functioning rover to compete with the best at Rover Competitions such as the University Rover Challenge (URC) and the European Rover Challenge (ERC).
European Rover challenge
Launched in 2014, the European Rover Challenge is one of the biggest international space and robotics event in the world. This international robotics competition brings together teams from over 65 teams from 20 countries spanning the globe to compete in tasks analogous to those performed by rovers on the surface of Mars and the Moon.
The ERC acts as a platform to present and evaluate potential technical solutions in the tasks inspired by plans and scenarios of developing NASA and ESA robotics missions.