IUT team wins award at Int’l Rover Challenge 2024


Staff Reporter :
A team ‘Project Altair’, comprising students from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh, has won the ‘Scientists of the Future’ award at the International Rover Challenge 2024.

This annual event was organised by the Space Robotics Society (SPROS) and held at the PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, from January 24 to 29. 40 teams from India, Bangladesh, and Russia participated in the international space technology and engineering competition.

According to Project Altiar, the award ‘Scientists of the Future’ was given to the highest-scoring team in the Astrobiology Expedition mission.

The competition consisted of six different types of missions, with Project Altair scoring the highest in the Astrobiology Expedition mission.


In this mission, the team from Bangladesh collected samples from multiple sites on the simulation Marsyard.
Aside from winning the Astrobiology Expedition section, Project Altair also clinched the 6th rank in the overall competition, ranking above competing institutions such as Moscow State University, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee, and Delhi Technological University.

The physical team consisted of Mohammad Emon, Raiyan Ibne Hossain, Nur A Piyas Mahbub, Towsif Enam, Nifat Mouddit Nizhum, A G M Rafiuzzaman Rafid, Mehedi Ahamed, Mehedi Al Mahamud, Anayat Uddin Prodhan, Khandaker Shakib Al Hasan, Wasif Uddin, Fariya Ahmed, Fatin Anjum, Sumaiya Hossain.

However, there were also 30 other members active back in the country who contributed to the team’s success. Officially, the team has over 100 members from 3 batches.