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Participants

We are proud to announce ARC'22 finalist teams who successfully passed the design report stage. We are very happy that teams worldwide have shown great interest for the first ARC.

 

Out of 20 applicant teams from 6 different countries, 14 teams with 376 team members are advanced to finals. Among them, more than 200 team members will be flying to Istanbul on July for the ARC. Thanks to teams with unique perspectives, ARC'22 is going to be a very entertaining event! See you in Istanbul!

You can check the information of teams attending ARC'22 out via the list below.

RoverOva
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Team formed in 2016. We visited ERC 2016 as guests and were inspired bu all the ingenious solution the student teams came up with. We thought we would give it a shot as well and decided to form a team.

ERC 2018
Our first competition was the European Rover Challange 2018. We managed to get the fifth place and obtained a special jury price for fair play.

ERC 2019
A year of preparations has come into fruition when we received the third place in European Rover Challange 2019. The competition was a lot of fun and the nights were filled with hard work. But in the end everything was worth it.

ERC 2020
This year was very different in its remote aspect. We had to learn a lot more about programming and geology. Despite our background in mechanical engineering we managed to reach second place and get special award for Autonomous navigation and science report.

ERC 2021
School closures had an unfortunate impact on our ability to prepare, sufficiently test all subsystems and recruit new members. However even with limited time in the workshop and only six members we managed to end up on a sixth place!

Team Anveshak
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We, Team Anveshak, are a team of 20+ passionate students from IIT Madras who live & breathe robotics. Since our beginning around early 2016, we have spent countless days & nights in building our own remote operated all-terrain rovers, complete with a robotic manipulator & soil digger.

Our team brings together a set of highly dedicated & skilled students working on mechanical design, system architecture & control, outreach & business relations. The technical knowledge & practical experience the team imparts to its members is unparalleled, nurturing them into effective team players & leaders of industry & research.

Some of our Experiences:
❖ IRC 2019 - Champions!
❖ URC 2019- 12th Place
❖ IRC 2020 - 5th Place
❖ ERC 2021- 12th Place (Remote edition)
❖ IRDC 2021- 6th Place
❖ URC 2022- Qualified
❖ ERC 2022 - 4th Place (Remote edition, Qualification A)

Project Kratos
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Project Kratos was established on 12th May, 2018 by a group of students from various academic disciplines. The project has participated in the Indian Rover Challenge 2020, the International Mars Hackathon (IMH) conducted by MSSA, International Rover Design Challenge (IRDC) 2021 and URC 2022. At the International Rover Challenge 2020, Project Kratos has qualified top among the new teams. The Project has qualified for the University Rover Challenge (URC 2022) which takes place annually at the Mars Desert Research Station.

Project Scorpio
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Our team has been founded in 2009 as Student’s association OFF-ROAD, but we are more commonly known as Project Scorpio, which is the name of our main project. Even though we have been working on projects such as Project Eagle (Martian lander) and Twardovsky Colony (Martian colony), we focus on Martian rovers. So far, we have constructed 7 different rovers, with Scorpio 7 being the latest. As one of best-known associations in Poland, we are a part of dozens of events every year, including international competitions.

Yıldız Rover
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Yıldız Rover is an interdisciplinary robotics team gathered under the university club SPARK (Space and Art Kitchen), which aims to represent and promote Yıldız Technical University and Turkey at an international level with their future-oriented projects. The team was established in July 2020.

The team passed the first stage in the 2021 European Rover Challenge (ERC) competition and was qualified to submit a Preliminary Design Report (PDR). The report had ranked 22nd among teams from all over the world.

Yıldız Rover was qualified to compete as a finalist in the Agricultural Unmanned Land Vehicle category at TEKNOFEST 2021 and achieved 3rd place as a result of the performance of its vehicles in the field.

Yıldız Rover is currently competing in the 2022 University Rover Challenge (URC) organized in Utah, USA with the support of The Mars Society, the 2022 European Rover Challenge (ERC) organized in Kielce, Poland with the support of the European Space Agency, and TEKNOFEST 2022, organized in Turkey every year by the T3 Foundation.

In 2022 URC, the team has fulfilled every requirement with top notes and is set to compete in Finals on the fields of Utah with Yıldız Rover’s first-generation rover, Sparkle, in June 2022.

In 2022 ERC, Yıldız Rover has submitted the required Proposal and is expected to deliver a Preliminary Report in May 2022.

The team has submitted a Preliminary Design Report for the TEKNOFEST 2022 competition in the Agricultural Unmanned Land Vehicle category and is prepared for the Critical Design Report submission in June 2022.

MIST Mongol Borata
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Team Mongol Barota is the dedicated robotics team formed in 2013 at the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) in Bangladesh comprising the students of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Since its inception, this ambitious little team had only one objective: to present our institute, as well as our country on a global platform with pride. As part of its contributions to the world of technology, Mongol Barota has been working on several projects over the years.

Having worked on its first rover for a full year, the team participated in the University Rover Challenge (URC) of 2014, marking the first-ever time any team from Bangladesh
entered this prestigious global challenge. Although the team started with limited resources and a small workforce, it earned a respectable 12th position (among 31 countries) globally, making history and paving the way for the journey that lay ahead.

The team, after its unexpected success in 2014, continued with its journey in URC 2015, with a more organized team and better design. The performance of the team had greatly improved which reflected in the achievement of the global 9th place (among 44 countries).

GTU Rover
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GTU Rover Team was established in May 2020 with over 30 eager students in various engineering and positive science departmans. In the first year of it's foundation, team was attended both Remote and Onsite formula of the ERC (European Rover Challenge) and got the success of 6th and 11th from them. In the second year, which is 2022, team is qualified for the URC (University Rover Challenge) and ERC's remote formula. Waiting approvements are ERC's Onsite formula and ARC (Anatolian Rover Challenge). Beside competitions attended as team, team members has experience on different competitions in different aspects like Robotaxi and Autonomous Vehicle and Unmanned Air Vehicle competitions in TEKNOFEST, model satellite competition in CANBUS. We're continuing our studies at workshop inside the Gebze Technical University now.

Kapsul Rover
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Kapsul Rover Team is formed as a result of the restructuring of the MUGET Rover Team, which was established in 2019 within the scope of Konya Technical University. Team members are studying at Konya Technical University (KTUN), Selcuk University (SU), Necmettin Erbakan University (NEU), KTO Karatay University, Konya Food and Agriculture University, Gebze Technical University, Istanbul Gelisim University, and Anadolu University. 25 people in the team are studying in the departments of mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, molecular biology and genetics and computer programming. Team consultancy Konya Technical University Electrical and Electronics Department Lecturer Dr. Mucahid Barstugan conducts. The work is carried out by 5 main sub teams, including the Science Team, the Electronics Team, the Mechanical Team, the Organization Team and the Software Team. Each sub team has a leader. All sub-units are under the supervision of the team captain. All team members hold weekly meetings and present the results of these meetings as a progress report at the general team meeting. Thanks to these meetings, all team members have an idea about the workings of the other subsystems of the rover. Agile methodology was chosen as the management methodology in the project. With this methodology, all sub-eams continue to work with the right interaction in these disciplines. We use the Trello application for tracking and management of the project. Thus, process development follow-up proceeds more efficiently. Sub-unit leaders write their short and medium-term goals in Trello's dedicated subheadings. A start and end date are specified for each written task. Thus, processes are planned and implemented more clearly. Online platforms such as Zoom, Discord, and Gather are used so that team members can work together efficiently remotely. The team has prepared for URC (University Rover Challenge) and ERC (European Rover Challenge) competitions in the past years. The Kapsul Rover team is also preparing for the ERC onsite competition together with the ARC (Anatolian Rover Challenge). Some of the team members are the finalists of The European Rover Challenge On-Site 2021. At the same time, some of the team members are entitled to participate in the TEKNOFEST finals, Turkey's first and only aviation, space, and technology festival, while some of the team members still take part in the TEKNOFEST process, and represent their university in different events, and categories.

Warsaw Institute of Technology (SSA WUT)
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SKA Robotics is part of a Students' Space Association (SSA WUT, big
organisation of students designing various space projects, like rockets, rovers, stratospheric balloons and satellites), which is based at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology (WUT). SKA Robotics (since 2015, previously named ERiS) was found in 2008, when first works on the creation of the rovers have started. Our association has a long-lasting experience, reaching URC 2009 with rover Scarab, Husar rover, three generations of rover ARES, which participated in URC 2016 and ERC 2014, 2015 and 2016, and Rover Sirius, which participated in ERC 2018, 2019, 2020 2021 and URC 2019.

The second rover of the Sirius program is Sirius II, which has been under
development for over a year. Its development was planned to have ended
before summer 2021, however due to delays related to pandemic and remote work, the rover is still under development. In our team there are 44 members, from different faculties and fields, stages of studies (from early BSc to late PhD), countries, united by the passion to the space and rovers.

MarsWorks
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The first planetary rover team, Project MoonWorks, was formed in 2017 and joined the national UKSEDS Lunar Rover Competition 2018. It won 1st for Best Innovation, and 2nd for both Best Critical Design Review and Best Outreach. In 2019 the team rebranded into Project MarsWorks and made a debut in the European Rover Challenge (ERC) with 6 of the MoonWorks members on board. The team came 17th in the 2019 edition of ERC and considered it a success seeing as it was the first time we competed. Then COVID hit and so we were unable to work on the rover in person. This meant we did not compete in any competitions in 2020 or 2021, however we focused on lessons learnt from our previous experience and polished our designs.

Project MarsWorks have recently become funding members of the Sheffield Space Initiative (SSI) – an organisation that brings together all space-oriented, student-led projects at the University. Being a part of the SSI means that the team not only gets more publicity, but we also share our ideas and expertise with the other society members.

METU Rover
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METU ROVER has been working under METU Mechanical Engineering and Innovation society since October 2018. As of May 2022, our team consists of 22 members who are divided into 5 sub-teams which are mechanical, software, electronics, science, and organization & finance. The team has attended ERC 2020 which was held online. METU ROVER received the 4th place in the overall competition and obtained the ‘Best Scientist’ title. The team also applied for ERC 2021 and made it to finals yet could not attend the physical competition due to logistic problems. In 2022, METU ROVER was selected as a finalist to URC 22 but will not attend the competition due to difficulties during visa application process.

Kalman Rover Team - AGH Space System
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AGH Space Systems is a student construction group established in 2014, focused on developing space technologies. Its first projects were CanSat (1st place at CanSat competition 2015) and sounding rockets. The rover team was established in 2016. The current rover, Kalman, is a proud product of 5 years of iterative development - although the team chooses to keep the name of its robot, the entire system only has a few parts which have not been completely replaced with better iterations since start of the project (most notably, the suspension and wheel mountings).

The team participated in multiple rover challenge competitions, securing many awards. These include:

•10th at European Rover Challenge 2018
•2nd at Indian Rover Challenge 2019
•19th at University Rover Challenge 2019
•2nd at European Rover Challenge 2019
•1st at Indian Rover Challenge 2020
•6th + Best Design + Best Presentation at European Rover Challenge 2020 (remote)
•participant at Indian Design Rover Challenge 2020
•1st at International Mars Hackathon 2020
•participant at Virtual University Rover Challenge 2021 (no official ranking)
•4th + Best Navigation + Best Presentation at European Rover Challenge 2021
•finalist at University Rover Challenge 2022

IU Rover Team
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Istanbul University Rover Team was established in February of 2022 within the framework of Istanbul University Rocket and Space Club. Since our team is a newly established team, there is no competition experience yet. Our Rocket and Space club, which we are affiliated with, has participated in the rocket competition of Teknofest. Our team continues to work with dedication.

KUET durbar
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The journey of Team Durbar started on September 29, 2019 with a handful of students from batch-2k16 and batch-2k17. The initial path was challenging due to several reasons. Bangladesh being a developing nation, the lack of technology, funding and no prior experience was one of the key obstacles to the road of success. Despite that, the team overcame these barriers by being committed to the cause. The first success came in August 15, 2020 when Team durbar got 10th place among 28 teams in IRDC-2020. But, Covid-19 was already hitting hard and the development of physical rover got slowed. But the team continued to participate in remote competitions like IPAS-2021 securing 9th place amongst 26 teams. When, the aftermath of Covid-19 got slowed and students returned to the university the team started to rebuild. The development of physical rover continued fast despite funding and technology shortage. New members were recruited to the team resulting in a total workforce of 56 members. This new workforce put their efforts together with the veteran members and continue to develop the rover balancing time between academic and team schedule. The long-lasting effort is finally coming towards a much awaited fully developed rover. The ARC 2022 is the competition where we will be participating with a physical rover for the first time.