The Carleton Planetary Robotics team is made up of over 80 students from the Faculty of Engineering & Design and the Faculty of Science, although students from any program are welcome to join.
The large scope of the project brings together all engineering disciplines, including Aerospace, Mechanical, Software, Electrical, Computer Systems, Physics, and Computer Science.
The competition team for the CIRC 2017
The team has been together for 4 years and has competed and placed 2nd at the inaugural Canadian International Rover Challenge, in Drumheller, Alberta.
In July 2016 the team achieved 4th at their first competition in the United Kingdom: The UK University Rover Challenge. All members have worked incredibly hard to get to this point and we are all very proud of each other.
We have also been invited to the University Rover Challenge for 2 years in a row, starting in 2018. We placed 17th out of 34 teams attending (84 teams total applied for URC 2019), a big improvement from 24th place the year prior. We hope to continue this trend for URC 2020.
CPRT continues to build rovers, and intends to compete in multiple rover challenges each year.