2017 Registration Details Coming Soon!

2016 Marks the 10th Annual University Rover Challenge... Are You Ready?!
Important Dates To Note:
December 4, 2015: Registration Deadline
January 22, 2016: Team Proposal Deadline
March 4, 2016: Critical Design Review Deadline

April 22, 2016: Submission of your team's communications and aerial vehicle details via this form.

May 1, 2016: 
The Travel Team Details form must be completed by the Student Team Lead, or another team member acting on behalf of the Student Team Lead.  Prior to opening this form, please have the following information available:
- Verification that your team has already made lodging reservations, and has a dedicated vehicle available for URC;
- A list of all team members traveling to URC;
- A list of all non-team members traveling to URC (advisors, etc.);
- A list of all team members who should receive a URC2016 Certificate (must provide names exactly as they should be printed on the certificate).

Step 2: Payment of $175 event registration fee (via the PayPal "Donate" link below).

May 13, 2016: Presentation Task and Science Plan Deadline

May 13, 2016: Attendee Registration Deadline
            1. All attendees are required to first read the URC Desert Safety Notice.
            2. After reading the above document, each attendee must complete the Attendee Registration Form and Waiver.

URC2016 Teams
63 teams from 12 countries - a new record!

United States



South Korea
  • ROVATAChungnam National University
  • PharaohsMilitary Technical College

  • RED (Rovers Egyptian Designers) TeamCairo University 

  • The EliteMisr University for Science and Technology 

  • PUCP Space RoboticsPontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Registration Questions
Is there a registration fee?  Yes, there is an initial application fee of $100 (USD), which will be payable online.  Teams that are selected to attend URC2016 following the Critical Design Review will be required to pay a subsequent registration fee of $175 (USD).
Are international teams permitted?  Yes, with the exception of countries facing certain sanctions with the United States that would prevent URC registration and participation.
When will registration close?  Consistent with section 1.h of the rules, teams must register no later than December 4, 2015.
Should we start work on our systems before we register?  Yes - you should start as soon as possible!  Uncertain where to begin?  Read our advice page!
Is there a limit to the number of teams that can register for URC2016?  No; however there is now a competitive downselection process that is outlined in Section 1.h of the rules.
What else do I need to do?  If you haven't done so yet, please make sure that you have signed up for the URC-Announce email list.
Teams by Country
United States 16
India 11
Poland 10
Bangladesh 9
Canada 8
Egypt 3
South Korea 1
Turkey 1
Mexico 1
Nepal 1
Colombia 1
Peru 1