Zero Robotics

Zero Robotics Session dates: July 9th-August 9th Days: Monday-Thursday Time: 9:00-1:00 Grades: 6th-9th Cost: Free but commitment to attend all session days is expected.

Zero Robotics is a robotics programming competition where the robots are SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites) inside the International Space Station. The competition starts online, where teams program the SPHERES to solve an annual challenge. After several phases of virtual competition in a simulation environment that mimics the real SPHERES, finalists are selected to compete in a live championship aboard the ISS. An astronaut will conduct the championship competition in microgravity with a live broadcast!

Tournament Objectives

The participants compete to win a technically challenging game by programming their strategies into the SPHERES satellites. The game is motivated by a current problem of interest to DARPA, NASA and MIT.  Student software controls satellite speed, rotation, direction of travel, etc.  Depending on the game premise, the students must program their satellites to complete game objectives (navigate obstacles, pick up virtual objects, etc.) while conserving resources (fuel, charge, etc.) and staying within specified time and code-size limits.  The programs are "autonomous" - that is, the students cannot control the satellites during the test itself. 

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To secure a spot for the workshop please complete the following:
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Sign Sage risk waiver here (if you have attended ESage or attended previous enrichment skip this) 

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