The ARC featured Australian university students building, operating and competing their semi-autonomous rovers in a simulated lunar environment - accomplishing navigation, resource utilisation and construction tasks. Students were assisted and mentored by international industry and government partners.
The rovers conducted In-situ resource evaluation, performed semi-autonomous tasks and interacted with the environment using a robotic arm. In addition to the physical challenge, students presented their rover designs to industry professionals, academia and Australian Rover Challenge judges.
Adept Adelaide won the 'Best Newcomer Team' and placed in the top 3 in the inaugural 'Australian Rover Challenge.' Their rover Lil’ Gaz impressed spectators and competitors alike.