The Rover Society at UTA is a student run robotics team that competes annually in the International University Rover Challenge (URC). We are a multi-disciplinary team working together to design and create a planetary Rover. This vehicle will be capable of traversing harsh landscapes, aiding fellow astronauts, providing technical assistance, and ascertain soil samples that support microbial life. In addition to furthering research in planetary rover technology we also introduce robotics and astrobiology to young students interested in STEM.
The R.O.V.E.R. Society at UTA is a multidisciplinary organization that motivates students of all degree paths to participate in interactive projects and task-based rover competitions. The team was founded in 2011, and was originally known as the NASA Robo-Ops team at UTA. Since then, the team has grown in size, attained sponsorship, and has participated in multiple competitions. We have continued over the years to research new materials, methods and designs to ensure the rover will be better equipped at completing the Mars-worthy tasks. This team is not going to stop expanding and breaking down barriers. We will always strive to be better.