The team, ASTRA, of School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, was selected for the final round of the European Rover Challenge Competition 2019, organized by the European Space Foundation, Kielce University of Technology, "Starachowice" Special Economic Zone, Marshal of Swietokrzyskie voivodeship and Mars Society Polska, from September 13-15, 2019, in Kielce, Poland. This is the fourth time Amrita students have been selected and participated in the World Rover Challenge competition. Out of 85 teams from the world, 40 teams have been selected for the final round.
"Great work by our students of all branches and they worked as a team in MISR lab. About 12 students are participating in it," shared Dr. Ganesha Udupa, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amritapuri.
The team ASTRA is comprised of students from the departments of Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE), ELectrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE): Sreekanth N. (S7 ME), Pranav V. K. (S7 ME), Kaarthik S. Kumar (S7 ME), Virinchi Tirumaladass (S7 ECE), Abhishek Dinesan (S7 CSE), Prabhat Gouda (S7 ECE), Dinesh Reddy (S7 ECE), Gokul Pillai (S5 EEE), Dheeraj (S5 CSE), Sindhuja (S5 CSE), Dhanush (S5 CSE), Navneeth S. (S7 ME), Nitheesh Kumar G. (S7 ME), Indira Basumatary (S3 ECE), Jishnu Ganesh (S5 CSE), Mythresh (S5 ECE), Yeshwant (S3 ECE), Aravind (S5 ME), Koushik (S5 ME) and Rahul (S5 ME).