TEAM POLAR IS FOUNDED
Team Polar started with six students, after the initiator, Wilco van Rooijen, brought the project to Eindhoven University of Technology. After a year of hard work, the team came to several conclusions about the vehicle, the most important one being that doing sustainable, autonomous research on Antarctica is feasible.
RESEARCHING FOR THE FIRST PROTOTYPE
In 2020-2021, the team has grown rapidly to eleven highly motivated with three different nationalities and eight different bachelors/masters; leading to an extremely diverse and motivated environment in which innovation is constantly happening.
BUILDING THE FIRST PROTOTYPE
In 2021-2022, some members left but we gathered many more, expanding the team's efectiveness to 17, bringing even more diversity to the mix.
FIRST PROTOTYPE IS TEST-DRIVEN
This year of 2022-2023, we have grown to a massive 27 members and have thereby become one of the largest teams on the TU/e campus. Being 80% international and representing ten different faculties at the university, we can truly call ourselves a multidisciplinary team.
FIRST USE CASE
This year of 2023-2024, we have grown to a team of over 30 dedicated members all focused on creating a second prototype in partnership with an Antarctic Reasearch Organization. Alongside this we continue to improve the autonomous capabilities of the Ice Cube to learn and grow to develop the next vehicle.