The Idea
The Idea
  We are an analog Mars rover team. Every year we compete in the University Rover Challenge, an international competition at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. Our goal is to create a rover capable of operating reliably during the competition and allow team members to learn critical engineering skills during rover design, manufacture, and testing.

4 Tasks

Autonomous Traversal

Extreme Retrieval and Delivery

Science Sample Task

Equipment Servicing

Our Teams

Systems Team
The Systems Team is tasked to manufacture and install all electrical circuitry and assemblies, as we...
Mechanical Team
Team Members What is the Mechanical Team? The MAVRIC Mechanical Team is responsible for th...
Science Team
MAVRIC's Science Team is responsible for preparing the Phoenix rover for the Science Mission por...
Strategy Team
Our Strategy Team has three main tasks. The first one is figuring out how we can get the most amount...

Leadership

Leadership
Jensen Mayes, Nick Kilzer
Leadership
Project lead, Gage Lochner
Leadership
Our Advisor, Matt Nelson
Leadership
Shivam Vashi, Kyle Helvie

Some statistics

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Lines of Code
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Team Members
99
Sensors
99
Competition days

Sponsors

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Contact Us

  • Address: 0620 Howe Hall Ames, IA
  • Phone: +630 632 2345
  • Email: glochner@iastate.edu
  • Website: You're on it!