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University Rover Challenge


University Rover Challenge

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University Rover Challenge


University Rover Challenge

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University Rover Challenge

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.

This year Yonder Dynamics is taking on the challenge hoping to deliver the first autonomous rover. The rover will pathfinder through obstacles, sense anomalies along the planets surface to determine dig sites, extract soil samples, provide astronaut assistance,  and assistant in distant exploration. 

With the teams hard at work the deadline fast approaches to compete, but we are confident in our ability to produce an outstanding model of efficiency and technological prowess come late Spring.

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The Birth of Kyle Jr.


The Birth of Kyle Jr. 

The Birth of Kyle Jr.


The Birth of Kyle Jr. 

In the Beginning there was Metal...

 

Prototyping

After much deliberation on the name, lovingly named Kyle Jr. was designed and fabricated. Named in honor of our beloved Motions team lead, Kyle Jr. will allow us to test all the functions of our rover before we take it to the field on competition day.

Kyle Jr. will sport some fashionable features including:

- A chassis made of welded Aluminum sheet metal.
- A drive system inspired by the Rocker-bogie design.
- A modular arm to perform of variety of necessary tasks.
- Long distance communication array, allowing us complete control over a large distance.
- Instrumental readings on soil samples including a Raman spectrometer and electro-conductivity reader via our Instruments team.

Stay Tuned for our first test films!