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【Forthcoming Event】The 3rd Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC) Final Round

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JAXA will hold 3rd Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC)*1 the Final Round on board on October 29, 2022. It will broadcast on YouTube.



Saturday, October 29, 2022 (13:00-14:45 JST)

Game Scenario

In 2021, a recurring air leak was repaired by talented Asian student programmers. It seemed that the crisis had been successfully resolved...
However, due to the recent increase in space debris, the ISS was hit by a group of debris in 2022.
As a result, the air leak repaired in 2021 recurred, and a new sign of air leak was also detected.
Student programmers, save the ISS from these crises!
NOTE: This scenario is fiction.

The Final Round

In the Final Round, 10 teams from Asia Pacific Regions compete for their skills and strategies by developing and installing the program to the real Astrobee on board to fly autonomously. Astronaut Koichi Wakata will announce the Crew Award there. Which team will wear the crown?!

Table 1 List of Teams participating in Final Round (in alphabetical order)

Country/Region Team Name
Australia Dream Rover
Bangladesh Enigma Systems
Indonesia Bondowoso 3 / Prime
Japan Space Lark
Singapore SpaceY
Taiwan KIBO la na tsu bu KIBO / Robology Awesome Aliens
Thailand solarSystem[3]
United States of America CP-HSTAR
Vietnam BDMT
Worldwide Team (WWT)*2 Bondowoso 2 / Pinnacle

*1 Kibo-RPC
Kibo-RPC is a collaboration of JAXA and NASA based on Japan-U.S. cooperation through the Japan-U.S. Open Platform Partnership Program (JP-US OP3) to promote Kibo utilization in the Asia-Pacific region and to contribute to the SDGs (human resource development). Through these activities, the program provides educational opportunities for students in the area to learn about robot operation and computer programming in space. 

*2 Worldwide Team (WWT)
WWT is a new framework to allow teams from outside the Kibo-RPC participating countries/regions to participate in Kibo-RPC by forming a joint multinational team. This has allowed students from Brazil, Costa Rica, India, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia to participate.

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