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  • Registration Open for 2015 University Rover Challenge Click here for registration details.The ninth annual competition will be held May 28-30, 2015 at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) near Hanksville, Utah in the United States.  The record-setting 2014 event featured 31 teams from six countries, and 2015 is expected to be even bigger!The updated rules for the 2015 University Rover Challenge (URC2015) were recently released, and feature a new competitive downselection process.  Competitors will go through a Team Proposal process, as well as a Critical Design Review.  Only those teams and rovers that make it through these stages will make it to the field competition at MDRS.Teams must complete the registration process to declare their intent to compete no later than December ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2014, 7:46 PM by Kevin Sloan
  • 2015 University Rover Challenge Rules Released The University Rover Challenge, the world's premiere robotics competition for college students, has formally kicked off its 2015 competition with the release of its rules.  Student teams will spend the coming academic year designing and building the next generation of Mars rovers.  They will converge on the the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in remote southern Utah for a three day field competition May 28-30, 2015. The 2015 rules introduce one of the biggest rule changes in the history of the competition, which is entering its 9th annual rendition.  Due to the overwhelming growth of the competition in recent years URC has introduced a competitive downselection process.  Detailed in Section 1.h of the rules, teams must declare ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2014, 5:45 AM by Kevin Sloan
  • Coming Soon... ... the launch of URC2015!  Watch this page for more details very soon!
    Posted Sep 13, 2014, 2:28 PM by Kevin Sloan
  • URC2014 Final Scores The final scores have been posted to About URC>>URC2014 Scores:
    Posted Jun 1, 2014, 8:08 AM by Kevin Sloan
  • Congratulations! Congratulations to all of the teams!1st Place: Hyperion Team - Bialystok University of Technology (Poland) - 368 Points2nd Place: Mars Rover Design Team - Missouri University of Science & Technology (USA) - 342 Points3rd Place: Legendary Rover TeamRzeszow University of Technology (Poland) - 338 PointsJudges' Award for Most Innovative Design: BYU Mars Rover Team - Brigham Young University (USA)
    Posted Jun 1, 2014, 7:45 AM by Kevin Sloan
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The Challenge:
Design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside human explorers in the field.

The Prize:
Cash prizes, a trip to present at the annual International Mars Society Convention, and a year’s worth of bragging rights.
2015 University Rover Challenge:
May 28-30, 2015
Mars Desert Research Station
Hanksville, Utah,  United States

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