TEAM NAME

ProjectRED (2023)

COUNTRY

ITALY

AFFILIATION / UNIVERSITY

Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

ON-SITE FORMULA

STATUS

Qualified to finals

TEAM MEMBERS

60

ROVER NAME

Orione

OUT OF

1850

PTS

REMOTE FORMULA

STATUS

Qualified to finals

TEAM MEMBERS

60

OUT OF

550

PTS

TEAM RECOGNITIONS

THIRD PLACE AWARD

REMOTE

BEST PERFORMANCE (NAVIGATION)

REMOTE

TEAM DESCRIPTION

ProjectRED is a student team born in the late 2019 within the Department of Science and Engineering Methods (DISMI) of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (usually shortened as Unimore). It was the first university project in the history of this Department (which was founded in 1997) and it is still the one. The team had, and still has, three main goals: firstly, be as reference to students who are passionate about robotics and aerospace, to let them practice what they have studied in their engineering courses, because of limitations of university laboratory activities; secondly, create a hub to establish links between students and local companies, so students can be provided by learning instruments not available in university, while industries can keep in touch with academic research developments and future potential engineers; finally, design and build a Rover prototype for extraterrestrial exploration to test students’ knowledge and ambition by meeting teams from all the world in competitions like the European Rover Challenge. The team currently has more than fifty members, who are all students. In 2021 lots of new members joined the team and we participated for the first time to Remote formula at the ERC 2021, reaching the 9th place. At the beginning of 2022 our own rover prototype was build and the team planned to participate to both the On-site and Remote formulas of ERC 2022, when we got the first participation to On-site formula, reaching the 16th place, and more, the team took part again to the Remote formula (the one team to join both formulas at the ERC22), winning the third place of the competition. Thanks for the amazing result of ERC22 we could reach lots of new sponsors and partners which can now finance our team. Our main sponsor is Walvoil, which cares about generic financial support. Technical partners are Faulhaber Micromotors and RawPower, which provide us their beta versions of motors, and SolidEnergy as 3D printing tester, prototyping and supplier. We are a very young team, and we’ve already demonstrated how fast our developments are. And now, as more people, professors and companies believe in us, we want to make the breakthrough: join the ERC23 and amaze everyone with our performance in On-site formula; and more, we definitely aim to win the Remote formula.

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