URC 2017

University Rover Challenge 2017 was organized from 1 June 2017 to 3 June 2017. 82 teams registered and 36 of them were invited for the on-site competetion at the Mars Deset Research Station, Utah. Mars Rover Manipal went into the competition with great excitement. Our rover 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 the 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 Height 0.8m
Chassis Ladder frame chassis
Chassis Weight 1.11 Kg
Robotic arm Articulated 6 DOF Robotic arm
Horizontal Reach 780 mm
Vertical Reach 1150 mm
Soil Collection Dedicated auger mechanism
Centre of gravity 312 mm
Wheel motors 24V DC Motors
Motor drivers 13A (continuous) DC motor driver for wheel motors
Custom DC motor drivers for manipulator motors
Microcontroller STM32, Arduino
Single board computer Raspberry Pi 3
Communication frequency 5 GHz
Feedback Analog cameras, Encoder
Autonomous System Traversal and navigation capability, Image Processing
Battery 24V LiPo
Sensors GPS, 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