WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?
[tentative] Schedules for 2016 ZERO Robotics:
Session One: June 20, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Session Two: July 5, 2016 - August 5, 2016
ISS MS [tentative] FINALS: Week of August 15, 2016
Details for ZERO Robotics from MIT
ZERO is designed for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. During the course of the five-week (3 - five hour days each week) summer program, team members will be introduced to programming, coding, space engineering, and more! Programming of SPHERES
(Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites)
The program culminates in a tournament where winning teams’ SPHERES compete aboard the International Space Station (ISS). SPHERES will be seen in a live stream from the ISS, in action, based on the codes and programs written by the ZERO team.
WHAT IS ZR?
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, on this website, 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!
WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?
Schedule* for 2019 ZERO Robotics:
July 8th, 2019 - August 9th, 2019
Field Day the week of July 12th.
ISS MS [tentative] FINALS occur August 9, 2019 - Email for more details.
*ZR TEAM MEMBERS MUST HAVE AVAILABILITY FOR ALL THE ABOVE DATES. THESE DATES ARE SCHEDULED BY NASA AND THE ZERO ROBOTICS CREW ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.
ZERO Robotics Teams will be working with NASA Scientists on REAL missions and competition times may need adjusted to suit their time frames.
Details for the Learning Options ZERO Robotics 2019 team:
The program will include 5 weeks (3 - five hour days Mon, Tues, Thur) of classes at LOI's Harrison County location, 445 W. Main Street, Suite 299-A in Clarksburg, WV, and could include one or more offsite visits to the NASA IV & V facility and the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont.
LOI Robotics team can have up to 20 members.
Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students are eligible to join the Learning Options ZERO robotics teams.
Registration is open (click here to register). Payment of tuition guarantees a spot on the team.
*Limited tuition assistance is available. Details for applying can be found inside the registration form (link above).