Kibo Robot Programming Challenge

Student competitions and scholarships

Posted: 23 April 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAK9D

Calling all student robot enthusiasts – the International Space Station (ISS) needs your help! 

The New Zealand Space Agency is hosting the New Zealand round of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (JAXA KRPC). 

Open to students of all ages, participants are challenged to repair a leak on the ISS by programming the robots Astrobee and IntBall using the Android SDK. This is a self-learning exercise where participants will be provided with the information needed plus access to a Q&A channel to help guide them through their learning. 

This could be a great class activity, homework assignment or team project. The top NZ team will get to compete with other top teams from around Asia!

This challenge has been created by JAXA to inspire students to develop their educational and professional goals to a higher level, giving them an opportunity to hone their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills. While this challenge takes place in a simulated environment, the skills and perspective students will develop will set them up well for further study or careers in the growing space, engineering and data science industries!

For more information, including on how to enter, go to the 2nd Kibo Robot Programming Challenge page on the New Zealand Space Agency website.

Registrations must be submitted by May 16 2021.