University of Warsaw Rover Team is a student team devoted to the construction of mars rover analogues for international robotics competitions. Currently we count about fifteen students from five different faculties of the University of Warsaw.
We take part in a variety of competitions but all of them place similar demands: to construct a remotely controlled robot (Mars Rover analogue) capable of accomplishing a set of tasks, which are meant to simulate what real rovers may face during future manned missions to Mars. This includes exploration of rough terrain, picking up and delivering objects, manipulating equipment and performing scientific surveys of the area. In addition some of the tasks need to be performed autonomously, without any operator’s input.
Check out our march 2017 promotional video:
- are a part of the University of Warsaw (only students can be team members but help from the faculty is always welcome) - want to take part in what we are doing - are willing to put at least a few hours per week into making it happen - see an area in which you could help us
Our team was formed at the University of Warsaw Faculty of Physics.
Our first rover, called the Axolotl, was barely finished in time for the European Rover Challenge 2015.
We were 3rd at the United Kingdom University Rover Challenge!
We finished 6th at the European Rover Challenge!
Our first start at the University Rover Challenge - the oldest, most prestigious and competitive event of the rover challenge series. We ended up in 16th place out of 36 teams.
We are currently preparing for new rover challenges in the 2018. The earliest one is the University Rover Challenge in June, followed by the Canadian and European challenges.