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Want to take your programming skills to the frontiers of space?

KIBO Robot Programming Challenge​

KIBO-RPC is a Robot Programming Challenge created by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2020 in which students solve various problems by programming free-flying robots (Astrobee and Int-Ball) in the International Space Station (ISS).

MISSION: Save ISS with Robots

!!! EMERGENCY ALERT IS ACTIVATED !!!

A meteor crashed to the International Space Station and the air is leaking and JAXA needs your help!

Create your own program to operate the robot and stop the air leakage.

Get your program uplinked immediately!!

*This is a fictional game story*

Mission Outcomes

  • Acquire and hone your programming skills in the unique setting of space
  • Learn how to create real-world simulation programs that perform well despite uncertainties and within errors of margins
  • Become a free-flying robot expert capable of controlling and orientating robots performing assigned tasks in ISS through simulation trials

MISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Student based in Singapore (15 years old and above, to university level)
  • A team must comprise of 3 or more members and must appoint a team leader
  • One registration per team (no individual registration)
  • Team members must have a valid email address

aCTIVITIES

  • Attend guidance sessions conducted by JAXA that will prep you with the necessary skills for the competition
  • Meet and connect with international participants from Asia-Pacific region
  • Get a chance to watch ISS astronauts run your program on Astrobee in real-time on the ISS
  • Post-competition workshop for participants to share about their experience and learn from other participating teams

KIBO-RPC 2021 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE*

  • Registration opens Feb 2021
  • Guidance sessions by JAXA March/April 2021

    Not sure where to start? Have any burning questions? Attend the guidance sessions to learn essential coding skills to code Astrobee and to clear any doubts you have.

  • Registration closes May 2021
  • Preliminary Round June 2021

    Gather your teammates and prepare for Round 1 of the competition - the best team from Singapore will proceed to the Qualification round.

  • Qualification Round End June 2021

    The top team of each country will compete to qualify for a spot in the Final Round.

  • Final Round September 2021

    Game on! The Top 7 teams from the Qualification round will get the compete in a live event broadcasted from the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS crew will run your codes on Astrobee and the team with the best scores take home the winning title.

  • Post-competition workshop October 2021 (TBC)

    Learn from the finalists as they share about their experiences, challenges and tips and tricks on how they designed their codes.

*Schedule is subject to changes.

KIBO-RPC 2020

  • 1168 Students, 313 teams, 7 countries from Asia-Pacific region including Singapore

Watch the KIBO-RPC 2020 Finals:

Finalists representing Singapore: 

MOONMEN GROUP

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Mr Claus Nehmzow​

CIO,
Eastern Pacific Shipping

david_geiling

Mr David Geiling

VP of APAC Sales,
Kymeta Corporation

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Mr Chng Zhen Hao​

CEO,
Cap Vista

claus_nehmzow

Mr Claus Nehmzow​

CIO,
Eastern Pacific Shipping

david_geiling

Mr David Geiling

VP of APAC Sales,
Kymeta Corporation

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Mr Chng Zhen Hao​

CEO,
Cap Vista

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FAQ

REGISTRATION

Registration for KIBO-RPC 2021 will be open in February 2021.

If you would like to take part in the upcoming KIBO-RPC 2021 or require any further information,

please kindly fill up the form below and we will get back to you. 

All questions, comments and feedbacks are always welcome.