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Meet the team that represented Greece in the European Rover Challenge 2023
 
European Rover Challenge

On-Site Version

 

European Rover Challenge (ERC) is an international space & robotics event combining competition of martian rovers with scientific and technological shows. Teams from all over the world are called to design, manufacture and compete with their rovers, following the competition’s rules. The rovers have to complete a set of tasks and overcome challenges similar to one’s that actual space missions would face.

For more information on the ERC click here.

Rover

TALOS Rover

Beyond Robotics designed and built TALOS, a rover that is a mobile scientific platform and an autonomous exploration vehicle at the same time. Some of the basic functionalities of TALOS include: traversing anomalous terrain, collecting, storing and analyzing terrain samples, and interacting with switches and buttons on a panel through a robotic arm.

 

TALOS is divided into 7 subsystems: 

Mechanical

The mobility system and chassis, that provide the framework of the rover's movement in anomalous terrain and its structural integrity. 

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About us

Beyond Orbit is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities to students (undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D.), young scientists and engineers in engineering projects that combine space with innovation.

In this environment, Beyond Robotics was born, a student team that designed and built the 1st Greek rover to compete in the European Rover Challenge (ERC).

ERC 2023

Beyond Robotics first participation at the ERC was more than successful. The team managed to win the 1st prize for Best Performance in the Science Task while conquering the 7th Place on the Global Ranking among 56 registered teams. 

Full throttle for ERC 2024!

About us
European Rover Challenge
Team

Our Team

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Michalis Diakonikolis

Michalis Diakonikolis

Co-founder & Project Manager 

Cranfield University

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Orestis Sabethai

Assistant SE

National Technical University of Athens

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Antonis Kyvellos

Graphic Designer

University of Patras

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Konstantinos Nisiagas

Mobility Subsystem Leader

University of Thessaly

Efstratios Rigas

Co-founder & Systems Engineer

University of Patras

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Evgenia Kontogianni

Public Relations Leader

International Hellenic University

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Evita Psoni

Co-founder & PR Manager

Athens University of Economics and Business

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Athanasia Karagianni

Web Developer 

Athens University of Economics and Business

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Christina Plessia

Human Reso​urces & Social Media

University of Patras

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Ioanna Kouki

 Fundraising Officer & Social Media

Athens University of Economics and Business

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Zoi - Maria Georgakarakou

Assistant SE

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Sofia Douka

Web Developer

Athens University of Economics and Business

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Maria Sotiria Kostomanolaki

Human Resources Leader

Aristotle University of ThessalonikI

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Michalis Leriou

Mobility Subsystem 

University of Patras

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Ilianna Limperopoulou

Mobility Subsystem

University of Thessaly

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Nikos Pekridis

Mobility Subsystem

University of Thessaly

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Giannis Georgiadis

Structure Subsystem

University of Patras

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Kritonas Paschalidis

Structure Subsystem

University of Patras

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Andreas Ampatzoglou

Structure Subsystem

University of Patras

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Georgios Kalimeris

Structure Subsystem

University of Patras

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Charis Mylonas

Structure Subsystem

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Konstantinos Giotis 

Power Subsystem Leader

University of Patras

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Sotiris Tsalikis 

Power Subsystem

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Konstantinos Giotis

Power Subsystem Leader

University of Patras

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Pantelis Papalexis

Power Subsystem

University of Patras

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Sofia Karamani

Assistant SE

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Kristi Kourtesi

Fundraising Officer

University of Patras

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Kontili Evanthia

Human Resources

University of Patras

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Panagiotis Sarikas

Mobility Subsystem 

National Technical University of Athens

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Evangelia Topouzi

Structure Subsystem

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Ilias Matzarapis

Power Subsystem

University of Patras

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Alexandros Tasoulis - Nonikas

Assistant SE

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Alexandros Athanasiadis

Graphic Designer

Athens University of Economics and Business 

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Chrysa Siltzovali

Human Reso​urces

Panteion University

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Thomas Kalampoukas

Structure Subsystem Leader

University of Patras

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Archontoula Koumentakou

Structure Subsystem

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Stavros Serdaris

Power Subsystem

University of Patras

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Evangelos Vavilousakis

Power Subsystem

National Technical University of Athens

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Asimina Kafasi

Power Subsystem

University of Patras

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Konstantinos Kagias

Power Subsystem

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Giannis Gavrielatos

Power Subsystem

Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia

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Maria Paschalidi 

Power Subsystem

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Nikoletta Makri

Power Subsystem

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Foivos Gkolois 

Power Subsystem

National Technical University of Athens

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Christos Belogiannis

Power Subsystem

University of Thessaly

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Antonis Spanos

Computer Subsystem Leader

(Software)

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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George Stavrinos

Computer Subsystem (Software)

Athens University of Economics and Business

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Marios Papadopoulos 

Power Subsystem

Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus 

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Ioannis Diakonikolis

Computer Subsystem

(Software)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Dimitra Stroubakou

Computer (Software) & Telecom Subsystems

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Ola Cullhaj

Computer Subsystem (Software)

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Evgenia Faltaka

Web Officer & Computer Subsystem

(Software)

Athens University of Economics and Business

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Chaido Poulianou

Computer Subsystem (Software)

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Catherine Karamanakou

Computer Subsystem (Software)

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Spyros Tzeranis 

Computer Subsystem (Software)

National Technical University of Athens

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Ilias Merkoureas

Computer Subsystem (Software)

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Michalis Papadakis 

Computer Subsystem (Software)

National Technical University of Athens

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Vasilis Mpoutlas

Computer Subsystem (Software)

National Technical University of Athens

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Panagiotis Vasilaros

Computer Subsystem (Software)

University of Patras

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Pavlos Smith

Computer Subsystem (Software)

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Maria Plessia

Computer Subsystem (Software)

University of Rochester

Maria Plessia

Computer Subsystem (Software)

University of Rochester