Mission On Mars Robot Challenge 2016


Sign up form

We will contact interested students by March 21st at the latest to form teams and start work on this project.


Challenge Details

Registration Rules:

  • Between two and four people per team
  • Each team must designate a captain, who will register the team
  • Each team member must be 15 or older
  • MathWorks judges will pre-select (via email) the teams that will participate to the finals of the competition
  • The participation is free (and MathWorks will not pay for travel/accommodation fees)
  • QUTRC will attempt to source sponsorship for travel and accommodation should a team get into the finals, but this is not guaranteed.

Registration and Materials

Upon registration, teams will receive:

  • Free temporary-use MATLAB and Simulink software
  • A Mars rover simulation model
  • Instructions to work on the model


  • All teams will need to send their optimized model to the MathWorks judges via email before the 24th April.
  • The teams with the best models will be invited to the finals in Paris.

Location of the finals:

Innorobo tradeshow
Les Docks de Paris
50 avenue du Président Wilson
93200 La Plaine Saint-Denis

Important Dates

  • 8 February 2016: Registration begins
  • 15 April 2016 midnight: Registration closes
  • 24 April 2016 midnight: Final deadline to send in the optimized models by email
  • 29 April 2016: Announcement of finalists
  • 25 May 2016: Finals in Paris with the selected teams