The Earth is facing the biggest problem in centuries: climate change. To understand it we need to obtain information in places where the consequences of global warming can be observed first-hand. These places are found in extremely cold, harsh environments like Antarctica.
There is an extreme amount of untapped potential research that can be done on Antarctica. But, at the moment, this is not being realized. The problem behind this is that the infrastructure is not suitable to meet the requests of the researchers, because it is too expensive and inefficient. Team Polar provides an alternative solution to this infrastructure: a new, innovative rover for Antarctica. A vehicle which can meet the needs of the researchers and start to extract the untapped potential , while also making the infrastructure cheaper.
Team Polar is a student team from the TU/e, consisting of 17 students from 8 different majors.
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