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COMPETITIONS UNIVERSITY ROVER CHALLENGE INDIAN ROVER CHALLANGE University Rover Challenge is a robotics competition held annually at the Mars Desert Reasearch Station organized by Mars Society, USA. Mars Society is the world’s largest space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. The challenge is to build a next-generation Mars Rover capable of working alongsidehumans in extraterrestrial conditions. Indian Rover Challenge is a robotics and space explo- ration based competition organized by Creation Labs a student driven space set of VIT university. It was launched in January 2018 and is the first of its kind competition in Asia. The participating teams design and build a Martian rover prototype and use that rover to compete in various tasks at a designated location. 3 4