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Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC)

Last Updated: February 15, 2021

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.


2nd Kibo Robot Programming Challenge

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February 8, 2021

Call for team participation in the 2nd Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC)
2nd Kibo-RPC Special Website

Past Kibo-RPC Mission

1st Mission

The 1st Kibo-RPC was held from October 2019 to October 2020. A total of 1,168 students on the 313 teams from 7 countries/region (Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates) entered the 1st Kibo-RPC.
The representative teams competed against each other with their program on-orbit on October 8th, 2020.



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Simulator demonstration video clips (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

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