Jun 07, 2021The applications for the 2nd Kibo-RPC are now closed!
Thank you for your interest in the 2nd Kibo Robot Programming Challenge.
- The updated information on the Preliminary Round in each country will be posted on the news.
- The deadline for the APK submission is June 21, 2021.
May 31, 2021Website has been updated with the following:
- Rulebook was revised.
May 21, 2021Website has been updated with the following:
- External Modules for Local Simulation Environment was updated.
May 12, 2021In response to demand, we have decided to expand the deadline of application and program submission.
- Application deadline: June 6, 2021 (23:59)
- Program submission: June 21, 2021 (23:59)
Apr 28, 2021Website has been updated with the following:
- Simulator was updated. You can now select simulation conditions.
- Programming Manual was revised.
Apr 26, 2021Website has been updated with the following:
- Guidance movie has been released.
Apr 14, 2021Website has been updated with the following:
- Rulebook and External Modules for Local Simulation Environment were revised.
Apr 1, 2021Website has been updated with the following:
- Vietnam was joined to Kibo-RPC participating countries/regions.
- Rulebook and Programmnig Manual were released.
- Simulator was released.
- Guidebook was revised.
Mar 16, 2021Website has been updated with the following:
- New Zealand and Malaysia were joined to Kibo-RPC participating countries/regions.
- Entry Description was revised.
- Guidebook was revised.
Feb 8, 2021We start accepting applications for the 2nd Kibo-RPC/Kibo-RPC 2nd mission.
Status of Preliminary Round
The ISS air leak that occurred in 2020
has been repaired by talented programmers in Asia.
Everyday back on the ISS ...
Because only an emergency measure was taken, the air leak recurred in 2021.
The location of the leak has already been identified.
do a complete repair and report completion of the mission to the astronauts!
- Move Astrobee and read the AR tags and the QR code
- Analyze the position/orientation of the target from information obtained from the QR code.
- Adjust Astrobee's position/orientation and illuminate the center of the target with Astrobee's laser.
- Finally, report completion of the mission to a crew member. Your score is calculated from the accuracy of laser pointing and the elapsed time.
How to Enter the Kibo-RPC
- Students up to graduate school in a Kibo-RPC participating countries/region under the framework of Kibo-ABC may apply for the competition.
- A team is comprised of more than three members.
- New Zealand
- Republic of the Philippines
- Republic of Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- Australia（ASA, OGL）
- New Zealand（NZSA）
- Please carefully read the Kibo-RPC Guidebook and Entry Description.
Fill in the Application Form and submit it to the Kibo-RPC point of contact (POC) in your country/region as listed below.
AustraliaBangladeshIndonesiaFitri NuraeniRasdewita KesumaningrumApplication deadline June 6, 2021 ( 23:59 WIB )JapanKibo-RPC SecretariatApplication deadline June 6, 2021 ( 23:59 JST )MalaysiaMs. Nyanasegari Bhoo PathyApplication deadline June 6, 2021 ( 23:59 MYT )NepalDhruba AdhikaryApplication deadline June 6, 2021 ( 23:59 NST )New ZealandMs. Hannah DohertyApplication deadline June 6, 2021 ( 23:59 NZST )SingaporeTaiwanYangJoe FongApplication deadline June 6, 2021 ( 23:59 TWT )ThailandKibo-RPC ThailandApplication deadline June 6, 2021 ( 23:59 IST )VietnamNguyen Manh DatPham Van Bach NgocApplication deadline June 6, 2021 ( 23:59 VST )
- The Kibo-RPC POC will inform you of your team ID via email.
Purpose of Kibo-RPC
The Kibo Robot Programming Challenge is an educational program in which students solve various problems by programming free-flying robots (Astrobee and Int-Ball) in the International Space Station (ISS).
The Kibo-RPC will inspire students to develop their educational and professional goals to a higher level.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge methodologies and hone their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through this program.
The Kibo-RPC will also expand international exchange by encouraging students to interact with other participants from around the world.
History of Kibo-RPC
has participated in the Kibo-RPC.
Astrobee, NASA's new free-flying robotic system, will help astronauts reduce the time spent on routine duties, allowing them to focus more on things that only humans can do.
© JAXA / NASA
Int-Ball is a free-flying camera robot aiming to ultimately reduce crew time to zero for routine video-shooting tasks by crew in ISS/Kibo.