URC 2016

University Rover Challenge 2016 was organized on 2nd, 3rd and 4th June. This was the first time we were participating in the event. 63 teams registered for the competition and 28 were selected for the competition at Mars Station, Utah.
We stood 13th all over the world.
Our rover was ranked second best in India and Asia.

ROVER KALAM

Speed2 m/s
Total tractive effort750 N
Drive System Power5.79 HP
Tires22cm Low pressure balloon tires
WheelsSemi floating axle
SuspensionModified Rocker Bogie
ChassisSpace frame
Robotic armArticulated 6 DOF Robotic arm
Horizontal reach710 mm
Vertical reach975 mm
Soil collectorModular Scoop mechanism
Centre of Gravity312 mm
MicrocontrollerATmega 328P, Arduino Uno
Single Board ComputerRaspberry Pi
Motor driversSabertooth 12A (continuous) motor drivers
Wheel motors24V DC motors
Batteries24V LiPo
12V LiPo
Communication frequencies2.4GHz, 5GHz
FeedbackDigital Cameras
SensorsGPS, Temperature, Soil Moisture

The Team Behind It

ATHARVA GUPTA

Team Leader

AASHISH GOEL

Team Manager

SAURABH KUMAR

Mechanical Head

AAKASH GOYAL

Electronics Head

AKHIL KAVACHERI

Mechanical Divsion Member

AKSHAY SAXENA

Mechanical Division Member

PRASHANTH SAGAOKAR

Mechanical Division Member

SRIKAR VUPPALANCHI

Electronics Division Member

VAIBHAV MANI

Electronics Division Member