Team Info

Is your team new to URC?

Interested in robotics, space exploration, and out-of-this-world challenges? Welcome to the University Rover Challenge!

URC kicks off each September with the release of our rules for the next year. Teams must register by the deadline (late October each year) to be eligible to compete, but should begin work as soon as possible! Other important steps:

Meet the 104 Teams from 15 Countries

Featuring the 37 URC2023 Finalists!





Czech Republic









United Kingdom

United States

Upcoming Important Dates
April 28, 2023: RF Communication and Drone Details Submission Deadline
May 11, 2023: Travel Team Details Submission Deadline
May 11, 2023: Event Registration Fee Payment Deadline
May 19, 2023: Chemical Safety Plan Deadline (Note: Teams are strongly encouraged to submit this plan as early as possible!)
May 23, 2023: Financial Report Submission Deadline
May 23, 2023: Individual Attendee Registration Deadline
May 31 - June 3, 2023: URC2023 Finals

COVID-19 Policy

All teams and individuals attending the URC2023 Finals should review the COVID-19 page. Please note both the individual vaccination requirements, as well as the attendance limits for each team.

URC2023 Registration Questions

Is there a registration fee? Yes, there is an initial application fee of $197 (USD), which will be payable online.  Teams that are selected to attend the URC2023 Finals following the System Acceptance Review will be required to pay a subsequent event registration fee of $397 (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 2.b.i of the rules, teams must register no later than October 26, 2022. There will be no exceptions granted.

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 URC2023?  No; however there is a competitive down-selection process that is outlined in Section 2.b of the rules.  We anticipate that 36 teams will pass the System Acceptance Review and be invited to attend URC2023.

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.