The OSU Robotics Club Rover Team was formed in 2008, when they took first place when they competed in the 2008 University Rover Challenge. The University Rover Challenge is a competition organized by the Mars Society and held annualy at their base in Hanksville, UT.
Teams build remote-controlled rovers which are required to complete several different tasks, including a construction task which involves manipulating objects on a control panel, and a science task where teams find and document the existance of extremophiles.
For more information, see the Mars Rover main page.
The OSU Robotics Club Aerial Team was formed in 2008 with the goal of competing in the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC). The IARC is an annual collegiate autonomous aerial robotics competition. The competition attempts to further the state of the art in aerial robotics by posing challenges that are not yet possible using current technology.
For the 2013 competition, teams were challenged to build a robot capable of entering and navigating crowded hallways, avoiding security systems, and locating and retrieving a flash drive. The task had to be performed entirely autonomously. Simultaneous competition events were held in the United States and China.
Visit the Aerial Project's website for more information.