URC 2019

The 13th edition of University Rover Challenge was held in Utah, USA from May 30 to June 1, 2019. For the fourth consecutive year, MRM has been amongst the top 36 international teams and was one of the only 5 teams from India to make it to the onsite competetion of URC 19.

MRM has secured the 8th rank globally which has further placed us as the best rover team in Asia.
We also continued our run of being the best Indian Rover Team for the third consecutive year.

In addition to this, MRM was the recipient of the prestigious Barainca award for the best science team in the competition, securing a 95/100 in this challenging mission.

ROVER 2019

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Maximum Speed 1.8m/s
Tires ATV tires
Tractive Effort 800 N
Wheels Three quarter floating axle
Suspension 4 wheel double wishbone suspension with custom designed struts
Max Traversable Height0.8m
ChassisCarbon fibre space frame chassis
Chassis Weight3.7 kg
Robotic arm Articulated 6 DOF Robotic arm
Horizontal Reach800 mm
Vertical Reach1110 mm
Soil CollectionDedicated auger mechanism with rotating disk
Centre of gravity312mm
Wheel motors24V DC geared Motors
Motor drivers 13A continuous motor driver
MicrocontrollerARM Cortex based STM32
Single board computerJetson TX2 and Raspberry Pi 3B+
Communication frequency2.4 and 5 GHz
Autonomous SystemTraversal and navigation capability, Image Processing
Battery16500mAh LiPo
SensorsGarmin(18x USB GPS navigator), Magnetometer(LSM9DS1), VOC, Ozone, Hydraprobe(Temp, moisture, salinity, EC),Intel Realsense Depth Camera

The Team

SAFAL AJMERA

Team Leader

SAI SHYAM

Team Manager

SIRIL TEJA D

Research Head


Abhijit Alok

ABHIJIT ALOK

Science

Aditya Kolpe

ADITYA KOLPE

Electronics & AI

Agniv Saikia

AGNIV SAIKA

Electronics and AI

Ajay Rangan

AJAY RANGAN

Mechanical

Akanksha Kaushal

AKANKSHA KAUSHAL

Management

AKASH YADAV

Mechanical

Anandi B.

ANANDI B

Mechanical

ANMOL KUMAR

Electronics & AI

Atharv Mudur

ATHARV MUDUR

Science

Ayush Parashar

AYUSH PARASHAR

Mechanical

Bladen Martin

BLADEN MARTIN

Management

sai raghu teja davuluri

DAVULURI SAI RAGHU TEJA

Research

Gaurav K H

GAURAV K H

Electronics and AI

Harshit Sharma

HARSHIT SHARMA

Management

Karthik Datta

KARTHIK DATTA

Electronics & AI

KAVYA BANARJEE

SCIENCE

KSHITIJ PATIL

Mechanical

Laksh Pahuja

LAKSH PAHUJA

Electronics & AI

M Aditya Sharma

M ADITYA SHARMA

Electronics & AI

Mohammad Abdul Sulaiman

MOHAMMAD SULAIMAN

Research

Mohammed Mohsin H

MOHAMMED MOHSIN H

Mechanical

Neil Doshi

NEIL DOSHI

Mechanical

Nishesh Singh

NISHESH SINGH

Mechanical

Rachit Shah

RACHIT SHAH

Management

Rakshit Tewari

RAKSHIT TEWARI

Management

Sayantika Paul

SAYANTIKA PAUL

Management

Shaun Menezes

SHAUN MENZEZ

Management

Sheena Kapoor

SHEENA KAPOOR

SCIENCE & RESEARCH

Somesh Paranjpe

SOMESH PARANJPE

Mechanical

Tanmay Shukla

TANMAY SHUKLA

Electronics & AI

Tushaar Neb

TUSHAAR NEB

Mechanical

Ved Chitnis

VED CHITNIS

Electronics & AI

Vedant Dhongade

VEDANT DHONGADE

Science & Research

AKSHAT TULSANI

Management