A total of 30 teams from 10 countries are currently competing in the European Rover Challenge (ERC), which started on Friday. The eighth edition of Europe’s largest robotics and space event combining competition of martian rovers with scientific and technological shows is taking place in Kielce, southeastern Poland.
The competition is being conducted in an on-site formula at the Kielce University of Technology as well as a remote formula for participants that could not make it to Poland. The remote ERC formula was first introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams competing remotely will connect to the Leo Rover, which will be controlled from their respective countries.
The ERC Mars rover competition will continue until Sunday when the winners of this year's competition are set to be announced.
HAL-062 and Sirius II - two rovers built by WUT #students are taking part in @rover_challenge in Kielce. We keep our fingers crossed for those projects and their creators! 🚀💪👍 pic.twitter.com/5P4VCppsMr— Warsaw University of Technology (@WUT_edu) September 9, 2022