Recent Announcements

  • Announcing the URC Meet & Greet Hosted by Protocase, and Rover Rodeo We are excited to announce the URC Meet & Greet Hosted by Protocase, and Rover Rodeo, as part of URC2018!Wednesday, May 30, 20185:00pm - 8:00pm: URC Meet & Greet Hosted by Protocase at the Hanksville Emergency Services Building6:30pm - 8:00pm: URC Rover Rodeo at the Hanksville Arena - Open to the Public!!Click here for the URC Map URC Meet and Greet Hosted by ProtocasePlease join URC and Protocase for a fun event to kick everything off on Wednesday, May 30, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, following the Check-In period.  Enjoy a BBQ provided by Duke's Slickrock & Grill, and meet with industry representatives from Honeybee Robotics and Microsoft (bring your resumes!).  This event will take place ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 7:34 PM by Kevin Sloan
  • URC2018 Extreme Retrieval and Delivery Task - Course Posted The judges have released the course map and detailed instructions for the URC2018 Extreme Retrieval and Delivery Task:
    Posted May 13, 2018, 9:16 PM by Kevin Sloan
  • 36 Teams Advance to URC2018 Finals From a record field of 95 teams, the University Rover Challenge (URC) has announced the 36 teams from 10 countries who have been selected to compete May 31 - June 2 at the Mars Desert Research Station.  See the video announcement below, thanks to Protocase!Teams previously passed a Preliminary Design Review milestone, and most recently passed an extremely competitive System Acceptance Review milestone.  Rovers competing at the URC finals will face four extremely difficult tasks for their Mars rovers: the Extreme Retrieval and Delivery Task, the Equipment Servicing Task, the Autonomous Traversal Task, and the Science Cache Task.  These events challenge teams to design and build highly capable robotic systems able to traverse extreme and aggressive terrain, perform maintenance on ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2018, 4:57 AM by Kevin Sloan
  • Protocase Returns as Sponsor for 2018 University Rover Challenge The Mars Society is proud to welcome Protocase back as a major sponsor of the world-renowned University Rover Challenge! More than 12,000 engineers and designers in science and innovation around the world depend on Protocase for custom-manufacturing electronic enclosures, sheet metal parts, machined parts and components in two to three days, with no minimum orders. Instead of using critical design time and effort taking off-the-shelf enclosures, parts and components and modifying them fit your Mars Rover design, all teams registered in the 2018 University Rover Challenge can harness Protocase's state-of-the-art manufacturing to have exactly what they need custom fabricated. URC2018 Protocase Sponsorship The Protocase Sponsorship will be similar to the sponsorship ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2017, 3:44 AM by Kevin Sloan
  • Registration Now Open for URC2018 Registration for the 2018 University Rover Challenge is now open!  Teams have until November 3, 2017 to register.  Details can be found at the Team Info page.
    Posted Oct 2, 2017, 6:54 PM 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.
2018 University Rover Challenge:
May 31 - June 2, 2018
Mars Desert Research Station
Hanksville, Utah,  United States

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