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06/19-06/26
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06/29-07/16
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07/24-08/24
Background

 

Kids are always told to reach for the stars.  Now, NASA is literally giving them the chance to—by providing middle and high school students with unprecedented access to the International Space Station and letting them write the programs that control state-of-the-art robots on the International Space Station—no PhD. in astrophysics required!

 

The Zero Robotics Competition is part of a NASA, MIT and DARPA initiative to cultivate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Teams of 5-20 students compete to be the group that controls the SPHERE satellites in zero gravity, and ultimately serve as Ground Control for the REAL crew of the International Space Station. Plus, they get to watch their robots at work in real time via NASA’s live feed.

 

And your kid thought that Angry Birds Space was cool…

 

The competition starts online where teams compete to solve a challenge guided by mentors. Students can create, edit, share, save, simulate and submit code, all from a web browser. After several phases of virtual competition, the finalists’ robots are selected to compete aboard the ISS in a live championship. All tournaments are free of charge and all you need to participate is a team, mentors, and access to the Internet!

 

This project is your chance to inspire tomorrow’s scientists to see math as more than just digits on a calculator, to further the study of outer space, and to push the limits of human knowledge about the worlds (and the space) beyond our planet.  You can inspire them to compete in the ZERO ROBOTICS Challenge. 

 


OFFICIAL RULES

Objectives
Details
Requirements
Awarded Ideas
Awarded Pitches
Awarded Videos
1
Video «Ground Control» by Brian Adler
Ground Control
Idea:
Cooler Than Ice
$11,400
2
Video «Show Off» by Colin Levy
Show Off
Idea:
Cooler Than Ice
$5,700
3
Video «Team SlowMo» by Frank Ponce
Team SlowMo

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Music
We utilized Tongal's Audiosocket. The song is Tim Besamusca's "The Monsters Are Coming"
$3,000
4
Video «Head in the Sky» by Patrick Muhlberger
Head in the Sky
Idea:
Spacesuit Students

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Music
Gym Class by Brian Hall, provided by Audiosocket
$1,900
5
Video «The Sphere in the Street» by Atom & Ease
The Sphere in the Street
Idea:
Passing Thru The Neighborhood

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Music
Audiosocket. "Magic in the Air" by Mark Petrie.
$1,187.50
6
Video «SHOW AND TELL» by Drew Bell
SHOW AND TELL
Idea:
Spacesuit Students
$950
7
Video «Urban SPHERES» by Andrei Ionita
Urban SPHERES
Idea:
Passing Thru The Neighborhood

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Music
Dorian Charnis - Funk City (audiosocket.com)
$950
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