Sydney University’s Zero Robotics Competition For Schools Goes National In Australia

Zero Robotics Competition For Schools Goes National In Australia
Thanks to an initiative by Sydney University, high schoolers from every state can code robots in space for free.
School-aged space enthusiasts will enjoy the opportunity to control NASA robots inside the International Space Station (ISS), as part of the newly-expanded Zero Robotics competition.

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For three years, the University of Sydney has supported nearly 500 students from 85 New South Wales schools in the computer programming challenge, which is run by NASA and top US tech university Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This is one of  the uni’s STEM outreach activities.

In Australia, Zero Robotics – which is free for high schools students to participate – has grown significantly each year, from 10 school teams participating in 2015/16, to 55 teams participating in the 2017/18 competition, all from NSW.

The Gosford High School team with former NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff
The Gosford High School team with former NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff

“We are thrilled to open up the competition to schools from across Australia – this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to control robots in space,” said University of Sydney Executive Director of Space Engineering Warwick Holmes.

Sydney University's Zero Robotics Competition For Schools Goes National
The James Ruse Agricultural High School team with former NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff

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