Canadian International Rover Challenge
August 10 - August 13, 2018
The Canadian International Rover Challenge (CIRC) is a rover competition open to post-secondary student design teams from all around the world. Similar to other competitions, such as the University Rover Challenge, European Rover Challenge, and UK Rover Challenge, teams will simulate what it would be like as an early colony on an extraterrestrial planet. Teams will bring their prototype rover to help them accomplish challenging scenarios. The rovers will be faced with completing various tasks requiring traversal of varying terrain, a dexterous arm, autonomous operation, and much more!
The competition is a valuable addition to the education of anyone with an interest in science and technology. It offers a great opportunity for teams to put themselves to the test and show their abilities on an international stage. The challenges presented to teams will encourage and reward innovative and creative design. However, only one team can win it all!
The competition was first hosted in July of 2017 by the University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team (USST). It was a small event to provide an opportunity for teams to test their rovers. This experience laid the foundation for what is to become an annual event.
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