Our team of enthusiastic students develops an exploration robotic rover K3P4. Main goal of this project is to design a versatile vehicle for international competitions such as European Rover Challenge (ERC) and University Rover Challenge (URC). Working on this large-scale system brings an opportunity to extend the knowledge in mechanical design, electronics, control, team management and collaboration which is far beyond the regular study requirements at the university.
There are undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in our team, especially from the Department of Robotics, VSB-TU of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Being a part of the RoverOva team is a great experience and benefit for future career opportunities in various R&D areas.
The rober K3P4 is capable of all the necessary tasks rover challenge competitions. It was designed, developes, built and tested by our team members.
It equipped with a dexterous manipulator, spring suspension, sensors and cameras. All to allow the operators a smooth control of the robot.
We are currently upgrading our rover and making it robust for more challenges.
Graduate and undergraduate students from the Department of Robotics have come together to form this team and compete with team all over the world.
We are mostly mechanical engineers and this project is a great way to introduce us to new skills in electrical engineering, programming, practical use of sensors and project management.
After success in 2018 our team achieved third place in the European Rover Challenge 2019. This years competition brought 56 team into the challenge and the overall level of each team have increased dramatically. Our goal was to gain points in all of the tasks and to prepare a robust robotic solution.
5th place out of 65 teams from the whole world is a great success for our team! As a bonus we won special "Fair Play" for good attitude to referees, inovative design and great success for a team's first year.
This project of our has attracted attention of a few journalists already!
The rover had it's first time on air in a live broadcast on a czech tv station Česká televize.
The team provided interviews to a several local newspapers.