Win Up To AED50,000 in The Futuristic Planet X Competition

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 15 September 2021
Win Up To AED50,000 in The Futuristic Planet X Compeition

Emirates Mars Mission, in partnership with the Dubai Airshow 2021, has launched Planet X – a new nationwide competition.

Through two-month contestants will have to build, code and design robots for deep space exploration.

Emirates Mars Mission’s Planet X challenge kicks off with a prequalification round in September, followed by a week of training in October.

The main challenge takes place during the Dubai Airshow 2021, running from 14th-18th November, where high school and university students will be required to create ground and aerial robots for reconnaissance missions on Planet X Up to AED 50,000 is available for the winning team.

To complete their mission successfully, students will have to complete a number of complex challenges:

The First Challenge 

First, build an unnamed ground vehicle to study the surface of Planet X and seek out a specific location to collect samples using Lego Mindstorms EV3, a third-generation robotics kit. Where there will be different programming complexities for high-school and university students.

All robots will have to feature built-in sensors and actuators. Student teams will also have five minutes to complete a simulated mission without any support or assistance.

The Second Challenge 

The second challenge will involve designing an unmanned aerial vehicle to glide above the Martian planet for reconnaissance missions.

Students will be required to use CAD Fusion 360 modelling software to design and 3D print the aircraft, as well as share a technical presentation on its design.

Win Up To AED50,000 in The Futuristic Planet X Competition

The most successful 40 students will be invited to receive rigorous training and mentorship from engineers and technologists. They will learn how to build, design and develop state-of-the-art robots and 3D-printed aircrafts alongside the team that successfully sent the Hope Probe to Mars.

To Apply for Planet X

To enter Planet X, students must complete a pre-qualification challenge which is open. Applicants are required to design an aircraft capable of carrying out missions on Mars, answer technical details about how it would work in practice, as well as compete in a live coding challenge that will take place in September. For more information and to participate send email with your team info to emm.edu@mbras.ae .

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