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Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC)

Last Updated: February 14, 2020

Kibo Robot Programming Challenge is an educational competition to solve various given problems by using real robots in International Space Station (ISS). This program is hosted by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in cooperation of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Int-Ball (Link to JAXA website)

Astrobee (Link to NASA website)


The purpose of Kibo-RPC is to foster next generations of scientists by making younger generations, mainly school students, more accessible to the space. Also, by creating programs to control the space robots, we will improve science, technology, engineering and math knowledge, and nurture world-leading engineers. In Kibo-RPC, expansion of international exchange will be accomplished through intercourses of participants with other countries.

Mission

1st Kibo Robot Programming Challenge

What's New

March 12, 2020

We reviewed the whole schedule and decided to extend the application deadline for participants to April 19th (24:00 JST).

We will conduct a server maintenance on March 23, 2020 18:30 JST to March 24, 2020 18:30 JST.

Feburualy 26, 2020

Australia has been added to Kibo-RPC participating countries.

The simulation environment has been updated to version 2.1.

February 14, 2020

JAXA briefed with NASA astronauts about the 1st Kibo-RPC.

January 29, 2020

UAE has been added to Kibo-RPC participating countries.
The simulation environment has been updated.
Revised guidebooks and programming manuals are now available on the download page.
Activity page has been added.

December 25, 2019

The simulation environment has been updated.
Revised guidebooks and programming manuals are now available on the download page.
Added FAQ page.

November 25-29, 2019

The secretariat participated in Kibo-ABC WG/APRSAF-26 and discussed the Kibo-RPC event with each country.

Report from Kibo-ABC Workshop at the 26th APRSAF in Japan
Report from Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG) at the 26th APRSAF, in Japan

November 12-15, 2019

JAXA conducted a simulation verification test of Kibo-PRC, in collaboration with NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC).

November 20, 2019

Simulation environment and Programming Manual are released.
Revised Guidebook and Programming Manual are now available on Download page.

October 11, 2019

Call for participation has started.
Press release (English/Japanese)
1st Kibo-RPC Special Website

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Simulator demonstration video clips (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

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