The SJSU Robotics Team is a student-driven, multi-disciplinary team with an emphasis in planetary rover design. Our main goal is to use the skills we have obtained in our academic coursework to further the boundaries of what can be achieved in the field of robotics. Since 2013, our team has evolved from a club focused on small projects into a competition-oriented team, participating in the NASA's RASC-AL RoboOps Competition in the past and currently the Mars Society's University Rover Challenge (URC).
The competition requires designing, constructing and controlling a planetary rover with the objective of helping astronauts on Mars. The rover must be able to test soil and rocks for any indication of life, autonomously traverse over rough, mountainous desert terrain, and use its arm to perform tasks such as turning levers, carrying objects, flipping switches, and typing on a keyboard.
This year, SJSU Robotics will not be able to make it to the Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge due to COVID restrictions but still plans on making it’s rover to practice their skills and help with recruitment next semester. The rover must be finished by May 2021 so that the senior designers are still a part of this project and this rover will help the next team when they re-enter the 2022 University Rover Challenge (URC).
We need your help to make this happen! Please make a gift today to help us finish our rover and prepare for next year's competition. Your donation will help us to acquire all of the necessary parts and components we need to build the rover. Thank you for your support and don’t forget to also share our page with other people in your network!