IUB grabs first position in University Rover Challenge

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 12 Jun 2017, 12:44:44

IUB grabs first position in University Rover Challenge

FE Online Desk
The international robotics competition for university students featured an elite field of teams vying to build the world’s best student-designed Mars rover. The University Rover Challenge (URC) is the world's premier robotics competition held annually in the desert of southern Utah in the United States. URC challenges student teams to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside astronauts exploring the Red Planet, said a statement.

A record 82 teams from 13 countries took part in URC2017. Following a rigorous two-stage down-select process, 36 teams were invited to the field competition at MDRS. 35 teams from seven countries arrived with their rovers ready for the exciting challenges in the Utah desert, USA. Subsequently, the team ofthe Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB),"Team Attendant" secured the first position among all Bangladeshi participating universities and became second in whole Asia and tenth globally. More than 1000 students were involved in URC projects at their local universities during the 2016-17 academic year.

After three days of intense competition under the hot desert sun, the Mars Rover Design Team (MRDT) from the Missouri University of Science and Technology became the first team from the United States to win the University Rover Challenge (URC).

Częstochowa University of Technology from Poland won the second place while Brigham Young University (BYU) from the United States earned the third position.

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