NASA Human Exploration Rover

NASA Human Exploration Rover


The objective of this project was to design a human-powered rover capable of traversing various terrain and a multi-tool capable of collecting five non-contaminated liquid samples. The development of the rover and multi-tool adhered to a number of NASA-specific requirements as outlined in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) handbook. The rover demonstrated the ability to successfully complete the different obstacles and liquid extraction in the international NASA HERC competition held in Huntsville, Alabama.

Community Benefit

This rover provides a competitive and innovative solution that NASA can integrate into their Lunar Roving Vehicles (LRV), to further advance space exploration. This design can also serve as the basis for future vehicles used by large aerospace corporations to investigate other extraterrestrial locations and pursue a deeper understanding of their compositions and environments.

Team Members


FAU Office of Undergraduate Research & Inquiry (OURI) & LINK Foundation