As primarily a student collaboration, our goal is to leverage our performance in global competitions to bring about some much-needed transformation in the field of innovation at the university level. We are a diverse set of students spread across a multitude of engineering disciplines ranging from students in Mechanical, Manufacturing and Automation, Electronics, Computer Science, Instrumentation and Control, and Biotechnology. We are over a 100 member team consisting primarily of sophomores and junior undergraduate students. Our team also prides itself on its inclusivity and its dedication to women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Our team is divided into sub-teams handling particular departments such as robotic arm, chassis, and material, suspension, power management, ground station, autonomous terrain traversal and communication. We also have a marketing and management team which coordinates the work between various departments and helps us in spreading our mission
Our mission is to spread innovation, research and practical knowledge. An important step towards achieving our mission and to spread it across India and then throughout the world is to win in the International Rover Challenge and the University Rover Challenge respectively, the premier competitive events in the domain.
Our team ARES is a closely knitted group of engineering students from diverse fields of specialization all unified with the common goal of achieving higher levels of innovation in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, data science, electronics and embedded systems, control systems, computer vision and machine learning.
Our team includes members of various collegiate societies and have won prestigious laurels internationally in their domains by winning in Cansat (USA), Solar Car (Belgium), Robowars, Formula Bharat, IEEE hardware and software hackathons and many more. Our members have interned at Google, Hyperloop, Maruti, DRDO etc. This motivates us to integrate their experience in their respective domains and make our impact on space exploration through rover design.
Our team is divided into various dedicated departments, each of them proficient in their own field of work, which makes our methods of management exponentially more efficient. Additionally, our members have immense experience in handling team dynamics from their experience in various collegiate societies, which makes us confident as a unit and leads us to believe we can perform exceptionally well in such competitions.
- Our team ARES has qualified for the finals of the prestigious European Rover Challenge conducted by the Mars Society and The European Space Society, to be held in Poland in September this year. We are among the 40 other teams from around the world to achieve this feat, and are looking forward to raising the Indian flag high on international ground.
- Previously, we had also prepared for the PDR (Preliminary Design Review) and SAR (System Acceptance Review) which describe the overall design and structure of the rover, for the University Rover Challenge. Though we missed the cutoff for the URC 2019 finals only by an inch, it was a great learning experience.
- Our previous accolades include qualifying for the URC and European Rover Challenge 2020 with a world ranking of 9. This was a major achievement for us since ARES Robotics, NSUT was one of the only two Indian teams to qualify for on-site exhibition,
Shortage of funds doesn't allow us to build with full freedom. Since the rover components cost a lot, your contribution in any manner would be extremely important to us in achieving our goal. Hope you will contribute to our mission by helping us in our fundraiser campaign.
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