"The University Rover Challenge (URC) is the world's premier robotics competition for college students. Held annually in the desert of southern Utah in the United States, URC challenges student teams to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside astronauts exploring the Red Planet."
In 2017-2018, The "Little Step" robotics team of Ahsanullah University Of Science & Technology is going to participate The University Rover Challenge (URC)-2018 that is an annual international competition hosted by The Mars Society. Little Step is a team of student engineers committed to design and building a rover that could assist astronauts working on Mars.
The competition will be held on the dry, rough, and desert area based on the Mars planet. So our team's main motive is to build a rover that will be capable to improvise, adopt and overcome the rough situation and become a great assistant instead of a live person!
To make the mission do well, we will breakdown team into four major section, ex - Design, Software, Hardware, Laboratory section.
Team Little Step embraces a wide range of engineers and science departments including Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Chemical Engineering and Astrophysics. Each member of his own platform is working wholeheartedly to develop the design and may come out with new idea.
This structure allows for more effective communication and less complicated circuit designing so we hope to experience the best outcome as commanded on board. Safety issue is most import to build up circuit in controlling robot.
Both chemical and astrophysics - combination of pure science and engineering create a huge sector to work on. Our motivating force to learn the unknown Mars gives us opportunity to witness the real life bridge between science and engineering withal.
Public relation and Financial management sector basically working to keep relation between ambition and corporeality. Besides, reaching the sponsors and representing the team are also part of the management here.
Our team is approaching through systematic investigation and study of materials and sources in order to establish some new features and reach out some new conclusion. Research about the mars rover, ex - Spirit, Opportunity, Curious. Research this mars data to find how rover control on mars. Analysis design structure, control system, collect sample for research.
Various skilful act and action are cleverly conceived and fairly well executed in the team successfully.
Running the rover in desert area to find out the actual error in the rover. It will help to get a good result in contest.