The IITB Mars Rover project is a student initiative at IIT Bombay to build a prototype Mars rover capable of extra-terrestrial robotics.
We are a young tech team of IIT-Bombay, looking forward to make our mark!
The team consists of budding engineers, ranging from various departments and study programmes offered at IIT-B, working to gain hand on knowledge about development of all terrain rovers and space biosciences, which combinedly, help us towards our deployment of the rover
The current iteration of the rover has a rocker-bogie mobility system inspired from the Curiosity rover, and modified to fit our specifications. It rests on six toughened rubber balloon wheels, which provide grip on sandy and slippery surfaces and suspension from shock. The rover is driven by an all-wheel drive system and steered by rotating the four extreme wheels in the Ackermann geometry.View Gallery, to see the rover in action
The Team is roughly divided into the following four subsystems