URC 2017

This year University Rover Challenge was organized from 2 June 2017 to 5 June 2017. For this year's competition 82 teams registered. 36 of them were called for the finals at Mars Station, Utah. Mars Rover Manipal went into the competition with great excitement. Our entry, Kalam 2.0, performed all four tasks to the best of its capabalitites.
We achieved 8th position all over the world.
Our rover was the best performer from India and Asia.
Our biggest highlight was the score of 100 out of 100 in Science Cache Task.

ROVER 2017

Maximum Speed 3.75 m/s
Tires 30 cm Low pressure balloon tires
Tractive Effort 850 N
Drive System Power 11.58 HP
Wheels Three quarter floating axle
Suspension Modified Rocker Bogie
Max Traversable Height0.8m
ChassisLadder frame chassis
Chassis Weight1.11 Kg
Robotic arm An articulated 6 DOF Robotic arm
Horizontal Reach780 mm
Vertical Reach1150 mm
Soil CollectionDedicated auger mechanism
Centre of gravity312 mm
Wheel motors24V DC Motors
Motor drivers30A (continuous) DC motor driver for wheel motors
Custom DC motor drivers for manipulator motors
MicrocontrollerSTM32, Arduino
Single board computerRaspberry Pi 3
Communication frequency5 GHz
FeedbackAnalog cameras, Encoder
Autonomous SystemTraversal and navigation capability, Image Processing
Battery24V LiPo
SensorsGPS, Magnetometer, Soil moisture sensor, Temperature sensor,
Methane sensor, Hydrogen sulfide sensor

The Team Behind It

AKHIL KAVACHERI

Team Leader

SRIKAR VUPPALANCHI

Technical Head

SOHAM BHATTACHARYA

Mechanical Head

ARU RAGHUVANSHI

Electronics Head

JAY RABINDRA KUMAR SAMAL

Science Cache Head

AVINASH PAI

Electronics Division Member

DARPAN BANSAL

Mechanical Division Member

DHRUV KOOL RAJAMANI

Mechanical Divison Member

ESWAR DEEP

Electronics Division Member

JOEL JOHN

Science Cache Division Member

KULPREET SINGH DHANKAR

Mechanical Division Member

PAVITRA C NAIR

Science Cache Division Member

PRAKHAR KUMAR

Science Cache Division Member

RISHAV DUTTA

Mechanical Division Member

RUHI JAISWAL

Science Cache Division Member

SHANTAM SHOREWALA

Electronics Division Member

VIVEK JAISWAL

Mechanical Division Member

VYSHNAVI KUCHIMANCHI

Science Cache Division Member