The Kielce University of Technology is completing preparations for the seventh European Rover Challenge. This year’s event will be held on September 10-12 in Kielce.
For the first time in history, ERC players will compete in on-site and remote programs. Visitors will take part in three-day lectures on flights to Mars, the commercialization of the Moon and the use of space technologies on Earth. Additionally, the world’s largest active Martian volcano will appear on the race track in Kielce.
In the ON-SITE (stationary) competition, teams will use a rover designed by them to face tasks modeled on the challenges faced by robots in real Martian missions.
Competitors participating in the REMOTE program will perform tasks using the Leo rover, designed by a Polish start-up. Thanks to the ability to control the rover from any place in the world, the teams have the possibility of even more precise mapping of the work of ESA and NASA engineers. This year, almost 40 teams from three continents qualified for the final stage of the competition.