Zero Robotics is a robotics programming competition that allows middle-school and high school students to work in teams to code and control Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES). The game/challenge is designed by MIT students and changes every year to reflect a current need/research area of NASA. During the five-week program middle school students have worked to learn physics, mathematics, and computer programming through interactive activities and hands-on experience programming the SPHERES. Students spent much of the summer learning to write computer programs and formulating strategies for their SPHERES in anticipation of the final competition.
Seven teams competed in this year’s competition:
Learn more about Zero Robotics and SPHERES research by visiting www.zerorobotics.mit.edu or www.nasa.gov/spheres/home; Or by contacting Dr. Alvar Saenz-Otero, SPHERES Lead Scientist & MIT Space Systems Laboratory Director:firstname.lastname@example.org