DUCTI INGENIO ACCIPIMUS NATURAM ASTRORUM
DIANA is a team of 76 students from Politecnico di Torino who are interested in space robotics. The team is made up of students from different study courses and countries. In 2008, the team was created to design and develop a lunar rover for the national project AMALIA, which aimed to participate in the Google Lunar X-Prize. Since then, the team has produced three lunar rover prototypes named AMALIA.
The team heavily renewed their organizational structure and developed a new teamwork approach with the aim of involving more people in the project. The new arrangement had a positive impact on the team’s work quality and skills. However, due to the delay in the procurement, assembling, and testing of the project, the team faced challenges during the ERC 2021. They learned from their failures and implemented new procedures in project management.