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Manipal’s Mars Rover team excels in world meet

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on June 12, 2019 Published on June 12, 2019

These rovers are designed to be capable of traversing and performing tasks on Mars-simulated terrain   -  Website/Mars Rover Manipal

Mars Rover Manipal (MRM), the student rover design team from Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), was the winner among the Asian challengers and finished eighth globally at the 13th edition of University Rover Challenge (URC) in Utah, USA, recently.

A press release by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) said here that URC is the world’s premier robotics competition for undergraduate students. URC challenges interdisciplinary student teams to design and build the next generation of Mars Rovers.

These rovers are designed to be capable of traversing and performing tasks on Mars-simulated terrain. The competition requires participants to complete four missions — science, autonomous traversal, extreme retrieval and delivery, and equipment servicing, it said.

MRM has been amongst the top 36 international teams for the fourth consecutive year. It was one of the five teams from India to make it to the final stage of URC19 at the Mars Desert Research System, the release said.

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Published on June 12, 2019
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