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Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC)

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About Kibo Robot Programming Challenge
(Kibo-RPC)

The Kibo Robot Programming Challenge is an educational program in which students solve various problems by programming free-flying robots (Astrobee and Int-Ball) in the International Space Station (ISS). The Kibo-RPC will inspire students to develop their educational and professional goals to a higher level.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge methodologies and hone their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through this program. The Kibo-RPC will also expand international exchange by encouraging students to interact with other participants from around the world.

This program is hosted by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Kibo-RPC Official Site

2nd Kibo Robot Programming Challenge

NEWS

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Please check the following 2nd Kibo-RPC Special Website

Past Kibo-RPC Mission

1st Mission (2019-2020)

The 1st Kibo-RPC was held from October 2019 to October 2020. A total of 1,168 students on the 313 teams from 7 countries/region (Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates) entered the 1st Kibo-RPC. The representative teams competed against each other with their program on-orbit on October 8th, 2020.

Overviews

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Date Contents
October 8, 2020 The Final Round
September 29, 2020 Rehearsal in ISS/Kibo
June 6-16, 2020 Preliminary Round in each country/region
May 21, 2020 Process Checkout in ISS/Kibo
Nov 12-15, 2019 Ground Test by JAXA/NASA
Oct. 11, 2019 Call for Participation ( English / Japanese )

Archives

Video archives

The 1st Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC), The Final Round – Trailer –
1st Kibo-RPC, the Final Round (digest ver. Japanese subtitles)
Simulator demonstration video clips
Simulator demonstration video clips