Zero Robotics is a free international robotics programming competition offering high-school students the chance to control SPHERE robots in space.
Zero Robotics, led in Australia by the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, is one of the world’s biggest computer programming competitions.
It challenges participants to test their coding skills on NASA robots known as SPHERES (Synchronised, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites) aboard the International Space Station. Teams from high schools around the world program the SPHERES to solve challenges.
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Anyone can participate - training provided, but expected background in coding (or past experience in Zero Robotics) and/or a willingness to learn BEFORE entering the competition, recommended that participants are familiar with programming logic, if statements, loops and functions before joining the competition
Training provided, but expected background in coding (or past experience in Zero Robotics) and/or a willingness to learn BEFORE entering the competition
Participants must undergo training and mentoring, and attend workshops, before participating in competitions; estimated commitment of a few hours a week
Students participate through school program - schools contact organisation