The Mission

As we design our rover, it is important to keep in mind the final goal: building something that can work alongside human explorers in the future. In recognition of this pursuit, the competition has defined certain goals the rover must be able to complete, and as we create our own rover, we do so with these in mind:


On-site analysis of the terrain, including life-detection, with all tests done onboard the rover

Extreme Retrieval and Delivery

Picking up various objects on various types of terrain, pulling objects by a rope, and delivering objects to the correct specified location

Equipment Servicing

Delivering samples to a lander as well as performing routine maintenance

Autonomous Navigation

‚ÄčAutonomously going from one location to another, navigating around various obstacles and indicating various stages of navigation via LED indicators

AI Subteam

AI subteam control loop diagram

Initial Work from 2019

The 2019-2020 academic year saw RoveCrest's initial work, painstakingly brainstormed, designed, and modeled to produce our initial rover designs. Going forward, we continue to iterate upon our previous work and make changes to better serve the rover's ability to achieve its ultimate goal, the fulfillment of all four missions.

Click here to view our 2019-2020 Preliminary Design Report

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Structure and Suspension
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Robotic Arm
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Nitrate Experiment