The latest edition of the Mars rover, named Enigma MK2, was designed and fabricated by Team RoverX for ERC 2016, Poland. It was well monitored in terms of safety, scalability and reliability. The Rover also provided wireless capability to establish a reliable connection with the base station. It also had GPS technology embedded in it to display its current location. In addition to these, it also featured two manipulators and other electrical housings mounted on an aluminium frame. The rover employed a total of 4 cameras mounted at different positions in order to aid rover operation during various tasks with ease. It was also equipped with a custom-made safety system which is designed to ensure the safety for the rover in emergency situations. The complete assembly weighed 49kgs.
The Rover, Enigma MK1, marked our team's debut in representing our college and country in international competitions such as the ERC, Poland. In doing so, it gathered huge appreciation from other teams, besides winning several accolades and setting the benchmark for our future rovers. This rover featured 3 independent rocker suspension systems, with the maximum angle of rotation of its rocker being 45°, and a good ground clearance of 100mm. It could easily be controlled from any personal computer (connected to the same Wi-Fi network) using a Secure Shell (SSH), without the need for any extra software and video feeds. All its features made the Rover prepared to perform its required Science, Blind Terrain Traverse, Maintenance and Assistance tasks