Thai students win award for writing software to control NASA space robot

A team of Thai students from Assumption College Thonburi has won “The Best Achievement Onboard Award” in the final round of the 2nd Kibo Robot Programming Challenge.

The international competition was jointly organized by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the US’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), under the Japan-US Open Platform Partnership.

Japanese astronaut, Akihiko Hoshide, supervised the competition on board the Kibo Module on the international space station (ISS).

The three-member Thai team, collectively named “Indentation Error”, comprises two upper secondary students and onelower secondary student.

The students competed in the final round against teams from Japan, Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan, in writing a computer programme to control the function of a NASA robot.

“Indentation Error” beat their competitors by scoring 28.86 points and won the Best Achievement Onboard Award.


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