The European Rover Challenge is the largest international robotics and space competition in Europe. University teams from around the world build their own Martian robots, and then take part in competitions similar to the tasks performed by rovers on the surfaces of Mars and the Moon.
Participation in the ERC competition is a unique opportunity for each competitor to improve their own competences and present their skills in front of representatives of the world of science and business, the new-tech sector and the general public. The new, hybrid ERC formula allows all willing teams to take part in the competition, regardless of which place on Earth they are during the event. Remote control of robots not only equalizes the chances of all participants, but also brings the course of the competition even closer to the real working conditions of NASA or ESA teams. Through a specially designed virtual platform, imitating the largest artificial Martian track in the smallest details, the teams will have to create the appropriate algorithms and program the robot to compete in field competitions. During the ERC2021 teams can compete both in ON-SITE and REMOTE formulas.