Manipal team does well in global challenge

The MIT team which participated in the 12th University Rover Challenge in the U.S.

The MIT team which participated in the 12th University Rover Challenge in the U.S.   | Photo Credit: handout_mail


The Mars Rover Manipal (MRM) finished seventh out of 36 teams from across the globe in the final round of the 12th University Rover Challenge (URC) competition held from May 31 to June 2, 2018, in the U.S.

According to a release issued here on Monday, the Manipal team’s performance was the best among Indian teams.

“The experience was exhilarating. The opportunity to meet students from some of the best robotics teams in the world was unique and enriching,” said Shantam Shorewala, team leader.

University Rover Challenge is a part of the global Rover Challenge Series, powered by the Mars Society, an American non-profit organisation promoting human exploration and settlement of Mars.

The aim of the challenge is to encourage students to develop skills in robotics and work in multi-disciplinary teams in collaboration between scientists and engineers.

The competition consists of four parts: science cache task, extreme retrieval and delivery task, equipment servicing task, and autonomous traversal task.

MRM was third position in extreme retrieval and delivery task.

The members of the MIT team are: Shantam Shorewala, E. Suriya Viswanath, Hardik Kothari, Anush Kumar, Tanishq Singla, Abhijit Alok, Ayush Garg, Tushar Shahi, Dixit Ojha, Indupuru Sriharsha Reddy, Kulpreet Singh Dhankar, Safal Ajmera, Pratishtha Gupta, Mohammed Salman, Abhinav Goyal, Siril Teja, Sai Syam Vinnakota, Pavitra Chundekkad, Joel John, Prakhar Kumar Debata, Inthisar Kunnath, Kavya Banerjee, Sagar Dhaka, and Atharv Mudur.

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