Workshop Description

With growing developments in the field of mechatronics and mathematic modeling, autonomous robotics has come a long way. From an iron piece that could move only a few inches, there are now machines capable of jumping from high-rise buildings, detecting landmines, performing operations and troubleshooting on other planets.

Interplanetary rovers uniquely benefit planetary exploration - they enable regional exploration with the precision of in-situ measurements, a combination impossible from an orbiting spacecraft or fixed lander. In the last two decades, over 300 concepts have been generated and discussed. Quite a few of these multi-functionality concepts have been designed and developed for the deployment of such solo rovers. Typically, most designs now are more or less identified, extensively analyzed and in a few cases even validated.

 Lately, there is a shifting trend which is characterized by an increased interest in developing rovers for long-term missions and for missions once a temporary base is set-up at say, Mars. For such missions, in comparison with a solo-mission rover, the environment remains the same, but the deliverables increase: long range capability, higher mobility, lower power consumption, ease of control. We examined and compared existing locomotion mechanisms using concept screening matrix and concept scoring matrix. It was identified that the Shrimp rover is the best option in terms of obstacle climbing capability, capacity to withstand topple, complexity of suspension & ease of control.

Through this workshop, Space Development Nexus wants to provide the exposure for developing Space Missions and Rover Designing.

Course Highlights

  • Introduction to Interplanetary Missions
  • Introduction to Rover Technology
  • Introduction to Rover Electronics
  • Introduction to Rover Mechanics
  • Introduction to Mechatronics
  • Introduction to Rover Circuit Designing

This session includes various technological phases of designing an Interplanetary Autonomous Rover. The focus will be on the mechanical structure, electronic interfacing, use of various sensors, writing application based algorithms, rover dynamics study and process of launching your own space mission.


The Team Leader will have to first register online by filling all the team details using valid mobile no/email id.

Fill in the Registration Form including College and team member information.

Pay the requisite registration fees for the Workshop:

There will be 5 members in every team

            *Without Workshop Kit – Rs. 1000 per Participant

            *With Workshop Kit – Rs. 2000 per Participant

#Tool Kit will be provided to all the teams

Download the e-receipt that you will get on your registered mail id.

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Lock your submission before the last date.

No changes will be allowed after Registration.

Contact Details: -

Er. Achyuth Rajendra - +91 7012169237

Mr. Nitin: - +91 9140128758
            (Core Team SDNx)

After payment you have to send the receipt on, which you have received on your registered e-mail Id, which will declare your legitimate participation in this workshop.”