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Guelph, Ont. Robotics team looking to improve his 2019 results in the Rover Challenge

A robotics team from the University of Guelph, Ontario, is participating in a rover competition in Alberta.

In 2022, theCanadian International Rover Challengewill see teams compete in a series of events and courses that simulate Mars exploration.

The team will be tasked with maneuvering a mechanical rover over the rugged terrain of Alberta's wilderness.

The university's robotics team competed for the first time in 2019, beating established teams to see him finish sixth and earn Rookie Team of the Year honors.

They hope to get better results in his sophomore event.

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``We learned in which areas we should improve. That gave us the inspiration for the new (rover) design.”

Another team member and current executive, Joel Deen, rebuilt the rover from scratch. said he did.

"We have a new and improved rover that is much better than the previous one," Dean said.

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Team's 2022 rover will be equipped with his four cameras. Three more to provide a 360 degree view around the rover.

In preparation for this year's competition, the team test drove the Rover on his beach volleyball court near the dormitory on the south side of the main campus.

"Robotics is an exciting application for engineering," said Ploeger. "It's a combination of software, mechanical design, and electrical design. It's the theory you learn in class, but you never get the chance to apply it to real problems."

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The four-day contest kicks off Friday in Drumheller, Alberta, and Proger said he was excited to participate.

"The Badlands location in Alberta is very nice," he said. "You feel transported to another planet."

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