Mars Rover Manipal, the understudy meandered configuration group from Manipal Institute of Technology pioneered a superb trail at the 13thedition of University Rover Challenge held in Utah, USA from May 30 to June 1, 2019.
MRM, Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s authentic group fueled by Mouser Electronics and Echjay Industries was the victor among the Asian challengers and completed eighth all around out of the 84 groups that partook. MRM additionally won the Barainca grant for the best Science group in the challenge.
For the fourth back to back year, MRM has been among the main 36 worldwide groups and was one of the main 5 groups from India to make it to the last phase of URC’ 19 at the Mars Desert Research System alongside IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, VIT Vellore and SRM.
College Rover Challenge (URC) is the world’s chief mechanical autonomy rivalry for college understudies. Held in the desert of southern Utah, URC challenges interdisciplinary understudy groups to plan and manufacture the up and coming age of Mars Rovers.
These meanders are intended to be fit for crossing and performing undertakings on Mars-re-enacted landscape, in objectives of supporting human investigation of the red planet. The challenge expects members to finish four missions – The Science Mission, The Autonomous Traversal mission, The Extreme Retrieval and Delivery mission and the Equipment Servicing mission.
The team was led by Safal Ajmera and V. Sai Shyam. The rest of the team members are:
Siril Teja Dukkipati, Ajay Rangan, Tushaar Neb, Nishesh Singh, Ayush Parashar, Akash Yadav, Anandmayi Bhongade, Somesh Paranjpe, Kshitij Patil, Neil Doshi, Mohammed Mohsin H, Ved Chitnis, Agniv Saikia, Gaurav K H, Tanmay Shukla, M Aditya Sharma, Aditya Kolpe, Laksh Pahuja, Anmol Kumar, Karthik Datta, Mohammad Abdul Sulaiman, Sai Raghu Teja Davuluri, Sheena Kapoor, Vedant Dhonagde, Atharv Mudur, Kavya Banerjee, Abhijit Alok, Rakshit Tewari, Rachit Shah, Shaun Meric Menezes, Bladen Martin, Harshit Sharma, Sayantika Paul, Akanksha Kaushal, Akshat Tulsani.
“It was a brilliant encounter of driving a group in a global challenge. It was extraordinary to see the diligent work by the colleagues has brought achievement. We got the chance to learn numerous things and simply needed to make everybody pleased. The sentiment of speaking to the establishment and nation can’t be communicated,” said Safal Ajmera.
“The group has been surprising at work since the begin. It has been an awesome encounter during the challenge, parcels to learn and feature. Toward the end, we simply needed our well-wishers to be pleased with all that we did,” commented the other pioneer of the group, V. Sai Shyam.