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  • Polish, American Teams Lead the Field at 2015 University Rover Challenge The 2015 University Rover Challenge (URC) concluded Saturday at the Mars Desert Research Station in southern Utah with the excitement that accompanies more than 200 students and nearly two dozen rovers.  After competing in four rover operations tasks and a presentation task, the podium was rounded out by two Polish teams and an American team.  The prestigious URC title left in the hands of the Legendary Rover Team from Rzeszow University of Technology in Poland, who scored an impressive 460 points (out of 500). BYU Mars Rover from Brigham Young University (USA) captured second place with 371 points, and Project Scorpio from Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) finished in third place with 364 points.  Polish and American teams captured the ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2015, 6:36 AM by Kevin Sloan
  • Congratulations to Our URC2015 Top Three 1st Place: Legendary Rover Team - 460 Points2nd Place: BYU Mars Rover - 371 Points3rd Place: Project Scorpio - 364 PointsCongrats to all of our URC2015 Finalists!  All of the scores have now been posted!
    Posted May 30, 2015, 11:08 PM by Kevin Sloan
  • Presentation Task Scores Posted Go to About URC>>URC2015 Scores!
    Posted May 30, 2015, 12:05 PM by Kevin Sloan
  • 2015 University Rover Challenge Set to Kick-Off The 2015 installment of the world's premier robotics competition for college student will kick-off on Thursday, May 28!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates from the field!
    Posted May 27, 2015, 10:16 PM by Kevin Sloan
  • 23 Student Teams Advance to 2015 University Rover Challenge Finals In December, 2014 a record 44 teams from eight countries set out to design and build the world’s top Mars rover.  Now 23 teams have advanced past the Critical Design Review stage of the University Rover Challenge and will compete in the final competition, being held May 28-30 at the Mars Desert Research Station in southern Utah. The 2015 rendition of this competition, URC2015, is the first time that teams faced a competitive down-selection process prior to the field event. Competition judges reviewed technical reports and video submissions from each of the teams that passed a previous Team Proposal round, all of whom had made significant technical progress. The final field was originally planned for 22 teams ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2015, 7:26 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.
2016 University Rover Challenge:
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