The European Rover Challenge (ERC) is a robotics competition organized by the Mars Society Polska where students have to design, build and test a Mars Rover. The ERC will be held at the Regional Science-Technology Centre in Podzamcze, Poland, from September 5 - 7, 2014.
The competition is inspired by the University Rover Challenge held in the United States and organized by The Mars Society. Taking part in the European Rover Challenge is a chance for students to showcase their projects and skills.
Teams in this competition are composed of students and recent graduates of higher education institutions in Europe. Each team is challenged to, with the help of their university faculty, design and build, and eventually field test, the best rover.
To win the ERC, teams will have to complete several practical tasks during which the teams will have to control their rovers without seeing them directly.
The European Rover Challenge will be accompanied by a Convention “Humans in Space” attended by world class space researchers, as well as a Science-Technology Picnic.