Rovering through Space: Autonomous driving explained

General description

Hello, dear future passengers of the RTS22 intergalactic flight! We hope that you’re ready to embark on one of the trips of your lifetime! But first, let us ask you a few questions.

Have you ever thought about autonomous driving vehicles and how they work?

Are you fascinated by the infinity of the universe and the possibility of exploring even a fraction of it?

If the answer to those questions is “yes”, then you’ll definitely be ready to join our adventure: Rovering Through Space.

During this trip you’ll get an insight into how an autonomous driving vehicle works and use this knowledge to design your own space exploring rover that will be able to withstand the harsh conditions of an yet unexplored planet.

The rocket launch site is located in the Heart of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, to be precise. This is the place where no garlic grows, all the vampires are still alive and where the Electric Castle festival takes place.

Don’t hesitate to book your seat on the RTS22 space shuttle by sending us your motivational letter!


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Automotive Engineering , Computer Engineering , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Control Engineering/Systems engineering , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Mechatronics
Content and topics:
Course on building autonomous robotic vehicles that avoid obstacles with the help of an Arduino microcontroller. Other components that will be used will include sensors, servo-motor, a lot of electrical wires and many more. The program written for the robot will involve C syntax and will be implemented in the Arduino IDE which facilitates an easy method to write and execute code.
Learning goals and objectives:
Understanding what an Arduino microcontroller is and how to connect multiple components to it. Understanding the engineering behind building a robot by applying correlations between electro-mechanical principles and C code writing. Developing communication and teamwork skills.
Examination type:
Project with final presentation or evaluation of the final prototype.
ECTS credits issued:
1.0 (Not k)

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivational letter, answers to the questions and interest in the topic.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Student dorms or hostel
3 meals per day, at least one hot
Public transportation during the stay in Cluj-Napoca