Robotics for Space Exploration (RSX) is the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering’s affiliated Mars Rover design team.
We design, build, and compete with Mars Rovers in international competitions, such as the University Rover Challenge, European Rover Challenge, and Canadian International Rover Challenge.
RSX was formed in 2013 by passionate roboticists, space enthusiasts, and undergraduate students. RSX challenges students to be innovative, striving to push boundaries in extraterrestrial exploration. We encourage students to learn about, experiment with, and develop proficiency in engineering technology, and promote growth through hands-on experience.
For us, the sky is not the limit – it’s just in the way.
WHAT WE DO
Our technical subteams tackle missions such as in-situ life-detection testing, autonomous navigation and equipment servicing, not unlike the operations of the NASA rovers currently on Mars. RSX members learn how to use industry standard softwares such as Altium, SOLIDWORKS, Gazebo and ANSYS, gaining technical expertise in areas such as artificial intelligence, electrical board design, or robot simulation.
RSX promotes STEM education amongst youth, giving back to the community and paying the deed forward. Our outreach initiatives, including the annual robotics challenges, SEEK and SEEK Jr, give students the opportunity to learn more about the engineering design process, and learn about robotics in a hands-on environment.
RSX proudly represents the University of Toronto at various international competitions, including the University Rover Challenge, European Rover Challenge, and Canadian International Rover Challenge.
RSX works regularly with a variety of organizations throughout the year, whether it be with sponsors to fund research and development of the rover, or high schools to coordinate hackathons.
Catch us at Nite Life during F!rosh Week, or the Skule Clubs Fair!
Are you a UofT student? Regardless of program, department, or year, you are welcomed at RSX.
With a wide range of subteams, from Marketing to Electrical, Software to Mechanical, there is a place for you and your interests here.
We look forward to seeing what you explore, create, and learn with us!
See which subteams are open to applicants now!
Our sponsors provide the necessary support for us to continue pushing the limits of space exploration!
In return, we express our gratitude through publicity. Our sponsors are always a part of the conversation at conferences, fairs, and competitions.
Take a look at our full sponsorship package for a comprehensive summary of all the benefits to becoming an RSX sponsor!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out! We are open to collaboration, general inquiries, and anything else you may with to discuss.
ROVER CHALLENGE (CIRC)
The CIRC is a rover competition for post-secondary student teams, and challenges us to develop a rover capable of completing a variety of tasks and actions.
This challenge requires our rover to traverse rocky terrains, operate a dexterous, and more!