The 6th European Rover Challenge (ERC), an international competition to design and build a Mars rover, will be held at the Kielce University of Technology (PSK), in south-central Poland, on September 11-13, 2020.
The AGH Space Systems' Kalman rover beat 20 teams from around the world, including three from Poland, to take first place in the Indian Rover Challenge competition to design and build a Mars rover.
Students from the Wrocław University of Technology took the second place trophy for their design entitled ‘Twardowsky’, while the creators of the "Ideacity" project from the same university came in fifth at the international Mars Colony Prize competition in California, America.
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The Impuls team Kielce University of Technology beat off competition from 40 other teams from around the world, including America’s Stanford University.
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The students from the University of Wrocław’s Innspace group and Twardowsky project beat off competition from 10 competitors to take make it through to the finals of the Mars Society's Mars Colony Prize design contest.
To emulate the harsh extra-terrestrial conditions, the robots are tested on the mountainous desert at the Mars Desert Research Station, outside Hanksville. The challenges put before the students are similar to the real life tasks of rovers such as Curiosity and Opportunity.
The creators from Wrocław University looked at the challenge of colonizing Mars from numerous perspectives, taking into account the conditions on the Red Planet, availability of resources, the need to be self-sustainable, as well as the ability to conduct business with Earth and the social and psychological needs of the people living there.