ExoMars Rover is My Robot

2014 Challenge

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    Challenge Description

    People have created models of the NASA Curiosity rover—this project would try to test actual functionality using robotic hardware/software. Build a functional robotic model of the ExoMars rover for educational purposes. Program collision-avoidance strategies. Plans should be open hardware and made available to the public.


    A model of the NASA Curiosity rover has been built and can be purchased online. This project would go further and try to test actual functionality using robotic hardware/software.

    Solution Ideas

    Here are some ways for you to frame this solution:

    Working scaled model of the ExoMars rover (or any rover); and/or

    obstacle avoidance on uneven terrain using sensory input

    Sample Resources

  • The following projects are solving this challenge:

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    • RC-Deimos

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    • Android Rover

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