About Kibo Robot Programming Challenge
Kibo-RPC 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). 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. 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).
The 4th Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (4th Kibo-RPC)
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Please check the following the 4th Kibo-RPC Special Website
Past Kibo-RPC's Mission
3rd Mission (2022)
The 3rd Kibo-RPC was held in 2022. A total of 1,431 students on the 351 teams from 12 countries/region (Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America and Vietnam) entered the 3rd Kibo-RPC.
In September 2022, the programs of the finalist teams were installed on the robot (Astrobee) and the programs were executed. The competition was live-streamed, and participants watched the robots run by the programs they had created. Later, Finalist teams from around the world participated in Final Round online, where the competition results were announced and an awards ceremony was held.
|December 28, 2022|
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|April 14, 2022||Tutorial videos are now available!
Video: Click here
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2nd Mission (2021)
The 2nd Kibo-RPC was held from 2020 to 2021. A total of 905 students on the 286 teams from 11 countries/region (Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam) entered the 2nd Kibo-RPC.
The representative teams participated online and watched the robot (Astrobee) on the ISS, equipped with their own programs, compete on October 24th, 2021.
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|September 13, 2021|
|July 18, 2021|
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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 Robot Programming Challenge; Kibo-RPC. The representative teams competed against each other with their program on-orbit on October 8th, 2020.
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