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Double record of applications for the European Rover Challenge 2018

There are 65 teams from 20 countries that have applied for the participation in the fourth edition of the international Mars rover challenge – European Rover Challenge. The organisers have received competition documentation from teams representing such countries as Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Canada, United States, Poland, Norway and Mexico. The final will take place on the 14-16th of September 2018 at the Museum of Nature and Technology in Starachowice, Poland. The patronage has already been taken by, among others, the European Space Agency.

– For the team members the European Rover Challenge is a unique opportunity to present their skills and an important step in building their career in the spacer sector. Therefore, we are very happy with the fact that we have teams from as many as 20 countries who present different approach to space robotics – says Łukasz Wilczyński, the event organiser – The emotions during the challenge will also be guaranteed by the demonstration of power of teams from Europe whose number has grown compared to previous editions – they constitute almost a half of all the registered teams.

A new thing in this edition of ERC is the PRO formula which gives teams that deal with robotics and space technologies professionally an opportunity to present their possibilities. This is an additional reinforcement of the ERC’s role as a platform to present and evaluate potential technical solutions  in the tasks inspired by the scenarios of NASA and ESA robotics missions.

European Rover Challenge is one of the biggest international space and robotics event in the world. It gathers not only specialists in planetary robotics and Mars rovers designers but also representatives of science and business as well as the new-tech sector. ERC attracts general public interested in the development of science and new technologies for whom an educational science and technological show zone has been prepared. The previous editions of the event were attended by more than 70,000 visitors and more than 700 designers from all over the world.

ERC is organised by the European Space Foundation together with Starachowice Special Economic Zone, Starachowice county, Museum of Nature and Technology in Starachowice and The Mars Society. The honorary patronage over the challenge has been taken by the European Space Agency, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Ministry of Digital Affairs, National Centre for Research and Development and Polish Space Agency. The ERC’s partners so far include MathWorks, DPS Software, Sinterit, IEEE Polish Chapter as well as Mars Planet and Austrian Space Forum as concession partners. The PR services for ERC are provided by Planet PR.

 

The full list of the qualified teams

Team Name
Country
AGH Space Systems
Poland
AIUB Robotic Crew
Bangladesh
Alma-X
Italy
AMPERE Robotics Team
Egypt
Ancha Space Technologies Team
Turkey
Argo
Poland
ASHVA
India
Atlas Team
Bangladesh
AUST Little Step
Bangladesh
BekkerTeam
Poland
BLUEsat
Australia
BRACU Mongol-Tori
Bangladesh
Breakin Point
Egypt
Cocodile Rover Team
Poland
Continuum
Poland
CUET Mongol Ovizatrik ’71
Bangladesh
Eagle X Robotics
Mexico
Fupla Team
Poland
Gurkha
Nepal
HADES
India
Hyperloop UPV
Spain
Impuls
Poland
ITU Rover Team
Turkey
IUB Attendant
Bangladesh
IUT Avijatrik
Bangladesh
IUT Mars Rover
Bangladesh
Kameleon Team
Poland
KCT DHRUVA
India
KNR Team
Poland
Legendary Rover Team
Poland
LU_Durbar
Bangladesh
McGill Robotics
Canada
Meteoria
Egypt
Mind Cloud
Egypt
MISC (Mars Institute Student Chapter)
Norway
Mongol Barota
Bangladesh
NSU_Phobos
Bangladesh
Ogrodoot
Bangladesh
OU Rover Team
United Kingdom
OzU Rover Team
Turkey
PCZ Rover Team
Poland
Pioneers
Poland
PIONNER
Colombia
Project Scorpio
Poland
Rakshaq
India
Raptors
Poland
Robocol
Colombia
Robotics for Space Exploration
Canada
RoSToK (Robotics Student Team of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute)
Ukraine
RoverOva
Czech Republic
SEDS VIT
India
Silesian Phoenix
Poland
SKA Robotics
Poland
Space Bok
Switzerland
Space Robotics Peru
Peru
Team A.R.E.S.
India
Team BEAR
Germany
Team D.I.A.N.A.
Italy
Ten In Black
Egypt
UAA Robotics
USA
UCL Rover
United Kingdom
URzRover
Poland
WARR Exploration
Germany
WE MARS
Canada
With the Hammer to Mars
Poland


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