Students to drive model Mars rover in competition

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Some University at Buffalo students will drive a model Mars rover Tuesday, using an Xbox controller.

This is part of a NASA sponsored competition at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Teams can sent representatives to the Lone Star State, however, the rover must be controlled remotely at the team’s university.

The UB Space Bulls model must complete a variety of tasks on a simulated Mars terrain. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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