International Rover Design Challenge (IRDC) Rulebook Launch

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there will be an initial application fee and participation fee.

Application Fee – 13,000 INR or 190 USD. It will be paid by the teams after completing the registration form.
Participation Fee – 7,000 INR or 100 USD. It will be paid by the teams which qualify for the IRC Finals to be held during February 15-18, 2022 at VIT Chennai, India. Application fee is non-refundable. However, if the competition doesn’t take place in the on-site mode then Participation fee will be waived off.

No. There is no limit to the number of teams that can register for IRC 2022. But only top 25 ranked teams in System Design and Development Review (SDDR) will be invited to compete in the on-site event.

The maximum allowable length and width of the rover are 1.5m and 1.2m, respectively.
There is no vertical height limit for IRC 2022. If the rover is oversized during a mission, the
team will be charged a penalty of 20% of the points scored during that mission.


Yes. Teams are allowed to take interventions during the missions but there will be a penalty for each interventions.

The teams shall make One Rover. The Rover however may have swappable modules for carrying out different tasks. The modules shall be swapped by astronauts at the base station.

Got any doubts ?

If you have got any doubts related to the competition schedule or rulebook, directly ask IRC judges.

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