The 4th Kibo Robot Programming Challenge Team Applications Results
- Experiment at Kibo
- Kibo Utilization Office for Asia (KUOA)
Participating Team Submission Result
A total of 12 countries/regions/organizations (Table 1) from Kibo-ABC※2 member countries/regions, the United States, and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), participated in this year's competition, with a record number of 421 teams and 1685 applicants. We thank you very much for the large number of applications.
This year, students from UN member countries had the opportunity to participate through the UNOOSA international slot, created in collaboration with UNOOSA. The objective is to expand the Kibo-RPC worldwide, in response to requests from outside Kibo-RPC participating countries/regions. Through this framework, students from 19 countries have participated in the competition in addition to Kibo-RPC participating countries/regions (Table 2).
Table 1. Participation from Kibo-ABC member countries/regions, the United States and UNOOSA (in alphabetical order)
|Country/Region||Number of Teams|
|United States of America||28|
Table 2. Number of participating teams by country by UNOOSA international slot (Alphabetical order)
|Country/Region||Number of participants|
|South America region||Bolivia||1|
The Preliminary Round and the Final Round
June 25, 2023: APK submission deadline
June 26 to July 9, 2023: Preliminary Rounds for each country/region/organization (utilizing JAXA's simulation environment)
September 2023: The Final Round (in the Kibo module of the ISS, utilizing the actual Astrobee robot)
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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through these activities, the program provides educational opportunities for students in the area to learn about robot operation and computer programming in space.
Kibo-ABC is an initiative within the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) to promote space environment utilization in the region. This competition is one of the activities of the APRSAF, and participants must submit an application form to the space agency or designated organization of their countries/regions.
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