A group of undergraduate engineering and science students from American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) has been selected to represent Bangladesh at the International Rover Competition (http://urc.marssociety.org/) from June 2 - 4, 2016 organized by the Mars Society, USA. The competition is hosted at Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), Utah, USA and initially had 63 universities applying from all over the world (12 countries). AIUB is honored to be among the final 30 teams who have been invited for the semifinal round. AIUB along with other two universities will represent Bangladesh in this prestigious world-class competition among the top universities of the world.
The team “AIUB Robotic Crew (ARC)” proudly named their Rover “ARC-71” and they all worked very hard for over a year on this project. There are 17 members in the team “AIUB Robotic Crew (ARC)” as following:
1. MD. MAHFUZUR RAHMAN, EEE
2. ASHIK SARKER, EEE
3. MD. ABIR HOSSEN, EEE
4. MD. JOSIM UDDIN, EEE
5. CHOWDHURY MIFTAH MAHMOOD SAGIR, EEE
6. NIHAR SARKER, EEE
7. FARHAN MAMUN, EEE
8. MD NAZIMUDDOWLA, EEE
9. MD. SHOHANUZZAMAN ZIM, EEE
10. H.M. ATA-E-RABBI, CSE
11. ZISHAN AHMED ONIK, CIS
12. SASHANKA KUMAR PRAMANIK, EEE
13. MINAR MAHMUD, CSE
14. SEFAT NOOR ORNI, CSE
15. SHABAB IQBAL, EEE
16. MD. KAMRUL HASSAN, EEE
17. MD. MEZANUR RAHMAN, EEE
The team built the rover under the supervisoin of the following advisors:
EBAD ZAHIR, Assistant Professor
Adviser: Electronics and Communication (ARC)
DR. MD. KHARSHIDUZZAMAN, Assistant Professor
Adviser: Mechanical (ARC)
They have successfully beat teams from USA, Canada, Poland, Turkey and many other countries to secure their place in the top 30. Details about the Rover project is posted in this website - http://aiubroboticcrew.com/
In this regard, a special Press Conference was held on 28th April 2016 at AIUB Auditorium at 11:00 AM. The program was inaugurated by Dr. A B M Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering. Director (Engineering) Dr. Abdur Rahman and Asst Professor Mr. Ebad Jahir highlighted on the overall summary of the rover competition to be held in Utah, USA on June 2-4, 2016. The Vote of thanks delivered by Mr. Md. Lutfar Rahman, Director (Public Relations) with special mention of the Rancon Groups and First Security Islami Bank Limited for their sponsorships. A Question and Answer session was also held with the participant of Media personnel. Faculty Members, Directors, High Officials of the concerned organizations, Students and representatives of the Print and Electronic Media were also presents at the press conference.
For over a year, the team has built this rover in the AIUB premise with the blessings and direct support of AIUB management especially Mr. Ishtiaque Abedin, Chairman, AIUB Board of Trustee and Dr. Hasanul A Hasan, Founder & Treasurer, AIUB.
On behalf of the AIUB family congratulations to the Members of the team and best wishes to AIUB Robotic Crew (ARC) for their future venture.