Double record of entries for European Rover Challenge 2018
Sixty-five teams from as many as 20 countries around the world have registered to take part in the fourth edition of the international Mars rover competition European Rover Challenge, putting the European Rover Challenge in first place among other such competitions around the world.
The organizers received the competition documentation m.in. from the teamow from Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Canada, Stanoin the United States, Poland, Norway and Mexico. The final of the competitionow will be held on September 14-16, 2018 at the Museum of Nature and Technology in Starachowice. Patronage of the event has already been assumed by m.in. European Space Agency.
Traditionally, the European Rover Challenge (ERC) will be attended by students from the best technical universities in the world. Amongod of them found a strong representation of the teamow from Poland, hailing from universities in Bialystok, Bydgoszcz, Chelm, Kielce, Czestochowa, Gliwice, Krakow, Lodz, Opole, Rzeszow, Szczecin, Torun, Warsaw and Wroclaw.
– The European Rover Challenge is for the competitorsoin the forming teams a unique opportunity to present their capabilities and an important step in building their careers in the space industry. That is why we are happy to see the participation of representativesoIn as many as 20 countriesow, presenting roA different approach to space robotics – mowi Łukasz Wilczyński, organizer of the event. – Emotions during the competitionow will also provide a clearer demonstration of the forces of the team than beforeow from Europe, whichore account for nearly half of all registered teams – adds.
A novelty of this year’s edition of the competitionoERC is the PRO formula, in which theorej their capabilities are to be presented by teams professionally involved in robotics and space technologies. This further strengthens the ERC’s role as a platform to showcase and evaluate the capabilities of technical solutions in tasks inspired by NASA and ESA robotic mission scenarios.
The European Rover Challenge is one of the world’s largest international competitionsoin robotics and space. The event brings together wokomselves not only specialistsoIn the field of planetary robotics and the designer of theow roveroin, but also representatives of the world of science and business and the new-tech sector. The ERC attracts a wide audience interested in the development of science and new technologies, for which theorej is preparing an educational demonstration zoneoin science and technology. Previous editions of the event were attended by more than 70,000 spectatorsow and more than 700 constructorsow from all over the world.
The organizer of the ERC is the European Space Foundation, its coołorganizers are the Special Economic Zone "Starachowice" S.A., Starachowice County, the Museum of Nature and Technology in Starachowice, and Mars Society Poland. The competition has received honorary patronage from the European Space Agency, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Digitization, the National Center for Research and Development and the Polish Space Agency. Amongod partneroin the ERC have found so far: MathWorks, DPS Software, Sinterit, the Polish Section of the IEEE, and as a partneroin support: Mars Planet and the Austrian Space Forum. PR support for the ERC was provided by Planet PR.
Sourceobackground: press release, fot. Science Journal, photo from ERC in Jasionka in 2016.