Yıldız Rover

Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul

Competitions We Prepare

University Rover Challenge

June 1-4, 2022 | Mars Desert Research Station, Hanksville, Utah, USA

European Rover Challenge

September 9-11, 2022 | Kielce University of Technology Campus, Poland

Anatolian Rover Challenge

July 22-25, 2022 | Istanbul, Turkey


Agricultural Unmanned Land Vehicle Competition | July 29-31, 2022 | Ordu, Turkey

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About Us

Yıldız Rover is an interdisciplinary robotics team gathered under the university club SPARK (Space and Art Kitchen) which aims to promote Yıldız Technical University and Turkey on an international basis with their prudential projects.

Yıldız Rover, being one of those projects, consists of students from 15 different departments, making it easier for the team to proceed in different fields as they build their rover.

What is rover?

Rover, a space exploration vehicle, is an autonomous system designed to act in extreme conditions, produced to perform all specific tasks such as collecting information about other planets examining samples taken from the field to investigate the possibility of life.

Our Goals

Represent our country in the best way possible in the biggest Rover Challenges around the world.
Make people curious about the space-related work areas and encourage engineers to take part in similar projects.
Raise awareness among the companies about the space-related R&D that we can pioneer and help increase the start-ups related to these fields.
Raise young engineers as versatile and equipped experts in space-related fields.
Hosting a Rover Challenge in our country in the following years.

Our first-generation rover SPARKLE!

Yıldız Rover presents the System Acceptance Review video submission for the University Rover Challenge 2022. Since our establishment, we have been carrying out our work with great effort in our project. We are proud and excited to share our first-generation rover SPARKLE with you.

We need your support!


We need your support to provide the necessary materials for the mechanical design, electronic hardware equipment, and the scientific laboratory that can perform soil analysis. One of our biggest needs is accommodation and transportation fees. We also need your support for our organizational needs.

You can support us and take advantage of our sponsorship packages.

Contact Us

Contact Us


For more information or for your offers, you can contact us at the e-mail address below.


Yıldız Rover Studio

Yildiz Technical University – Davutpasa Campus | Davutpasa Street, 34220,
Esenler, Istanbul, Turkey



Organization Team Leader

Melike Işıldar

+90 531 987 98 16


Technical Team Leader

Emre Emir Fidan

+90 535 353 49 21