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URC2014

The Podium
1st Place: Hyperion Team - Bialystok University of Technology (Poland) - 368 Points
2nd Place: Mars Rover Design Team - Missouri University of Science & Technology (USA) - 342 Points
3rd Place: Legendary Rover Team - Rzeszow University of Technology (Poland) - 338 Points
Judges' Award for Most Innovative Design: BYU Mars Rover Team - Brigham Young University (USA)


University Rover Challenge (URC) Crowns Its First Back-to-Back Champion
From an initial field of 31, 23 rovers from six countries descended upon the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in remote southern Utah for the 2014 University Rover Challenge (URC). Over the course of a grueling three day competition, student teams and their robotic creations had to complete a series of complex tasks in a Mars-like setting, providing a glimpse at the technology that could one day support future astronauts on the Red Planet. 


URC2014 Teams 
31 teams from 6 countries on 4 continents


  • Mongol Barota; Military Institute of Science & Technology (MIST) (Bangladesh)


  • University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team (USST); University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
    http://usst.ca/

  • Queen's Space Engineering Team (QSET); Queen's University (Canada)
    http://www.qset.ca/

  • Mars Rover Design Team (MRDT); Missouri University of Science and Technology (United States)
    http://sdelc.orgsync.com/org/marsroverdesignteam

  • Cornell Mars Rover (CMR); Cornell University (United States)
    http://marsrover.engineering.cornell.edu/

  • Rudra; SRM University (India)


  • Michigan Mars Rover Team (MRover); University of Michigan (United States)
    http://www.umrover.org/

  • Yale Undergraduate Rover Association; Yale University (United States)
    http://yaleroverassociation.com/

  • BYU MARS (Brigham Young University Mars Applied Robotic Systems); Brigham Young University (United States)


  • Space Concordia Mars Robotics Team; Concordia University (Canada)
    http://spaceconcordia.ca/join-our-team/

  • Robotics for Space Exploration; University of Toronto (Canada) http://www.rsx-utoronto.com/
  • KMC ROBOPHYSICISTS - KIRORI MAL COLLEGE; University of Delhi (India) http://www.kmcrobophysicists.com/
  • R.O.V.E.R. (Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Reconnaissance) Society at UTA; University of Texas at Arlington (United States)
    http://rover.uta.edu/
  • ERIS Project; Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)
    http://erisproject.com/
  • Titan Rover; California State University Fullerton (United States)

  • Hindustan Mars Rover Team; Hindustan University (India)
    http://www.facebook.com/marsandhits

  • Project ARMES; York University (Canada)


  • IITB Mars Rover Team; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)


  • Legendary Rover Team; Rzeszow University of Technology (Poland)


  • Mongoler Dishary; Military Institute of Science & Technology (MIST) (Bangladesh)


  • DUBotics; University of Washington (United States)
    http://students.washington.edu/dubotics/
  • Space Systems Technology Laboratory; Cairo University (Egypt)
    http://sstlab-eg.org/sstlab/home/about/history-2
  • Hyperion Team; Technical University of Bialystok (Poland)
    http://www.hyperion.pb.edu.pl/

  • TEAM INCREDIBLE ARYANSPoornima college of Engineering, Jaipur(Rajasthan) , Karunya University, Coimbatore  (Tamil Nadu), Bahra University, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) ,  Sachdeva Institude of Technology, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh  ,   JECRC University, Jaipur (Rajasthan) , Vivekanand Institute of Technology(East), Jaipur(Rajasthan ) ,  Global Institute of Technology, Jaipur, (Rajasthan) , Galgotiya College of Engineering, Noida(Uttar Pradesh) ,  Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar technological University (Maharashtra) ,  S.A. Engineering College (Tamil Nadu) , Poornima Group of Institutions.(Rajasthan) (India)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Incredible-Aryans-Spirit-Of-India/391300147682037
  • TEAM CHRONOS; Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Cochin : Cochin University of Science and Technology (India)
    http://www.teamchronos.in/

  • PWr Rover Team - Project Scorpio; Wrocław University of Technology (Poland)
    www.scorpio.pwr.wroc.pl

  • MAVRIC; Iowa State University (United States)
    https://sites.google.com/site/isumavric/

  • KRITARTH; KIIT University (India)
    https://www.facebook.com/kiitmarsrover

  • Rover Team at UCSD; University of California, San Diego (United States)


  • PCz Rover Team; Czestochowa University of Technology (Poland)


  • SKN SIMP; Westpomeranian University of Technology (Poland)

Teams by Country
United States10
India7
Poland6
Canada5
Bangladesh2
Egypt1

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