Zero Robotics High School Tournament 2013 (ESA Only)
07 September 2013, 17:00:00 EDT
17 January 2014, 18:59:59 EST
Tournament Status: A total of 57 teams are competing

Zero Robotics High School Tournament 2013 (ESA Only)

September 07, 2013

The 2013 ESA High School Tournament registration takes place May-31 to Sep-09, with the main competition season in the Fall (Sep to Dec). The tournament is open to any group of high-school equivalent students in ESA member states. These teams participate in a joint tournament with the USA.



Official Rules (for ESA)

"Zero Robotics" tournaments open the world-class research facilities on the International Space Station (ISS) to high school students. Students write programs at their high schools that may control a satellite in space! The goal is to build critical engineering skills for students, such as problem solving, design thought process, operations training, and team work.

The participants compete to win a technically challenging game by programming their strategies into the SPHERES satellites. The game is motivated by a challenging problem of interest to DARPA, NASA, ESA, and MIT. The programs are "autonomous" - that is, the students cannot control the satellites during the test itself.

The tournament begins with simulations in phases from 2D to 3D, gradually increasing in difficulty. After two elimination rounds, semi-finalists must join into Alliances of three teams each. The Alliances continue to the semi-finals in simulation. The winners of the semi-finals will then see their code run in the SPHERES satellites aboard the International Space Station with live transmission from space. The finals take place at MIT and ESA ESTEC and are also webcast live to all participants so that remote viewing is possible.

Student teams can create, edit, save and simulate projects online. They may use a graphical block diagram editor or a C editor to write code, then simulate their program immediately and see the results in a flash animation. MIT provides the simulation and C programming interfaces via the Zero Robotics website--no special software is required. The simulation also enables teams to compete against themselves or pre-coded standard players and challenge other teams informally; students have ample opportunities to test different strategies before submitting their code for a formal competition. All submissions to challenge others and to the competition are via the website. Students also have access to online tutorials and an MIT technical support system.

Schedule

ZRHS 2013 ESA Teams

Sorted by State
Team # Team Name City State
ZRHS #323 Broederschool Sint-Niklaas BELGIUM
ZRHS #375 Awesome Dilsen BELGIUM
ZRHS #289 Herder-Berlin Berlin Berlin
ZRHS #271 JET RABBITS Hranice CZECH REPUBLIC
ZRHS #314 Hello World Paris FRANCE
ZRHS #210 Aixtronuts Aachen GERMANY
ZRHS #274 Käthe in Space Berlin GERMANY
ZRHS #286 TNG Helios Berlin GERMANY
ZRHS #304 sLpAaZcYe Berlin GERMANY
ZRHS #306 blub Berlin GERMANY
ZRHS #338 SpaceInvaders Duisburg GERMANY
ZRHS #348 Super Robot Monkey Team Aachen GERMANY
ZRHS #363 Cobotics Midleton IRELAND
ZRHS #132 Ferrarisusa_ZRC Susa ITALY
ZRHS #134 Why Not Pinin Moncalieri ITALY
ZRHS #136 ROBOVALL Fossano (CN) - Italy ITALY
ZRHS #176 Democrito Rome ITALY
ZRHS #178 Righi's team Naples ITALY
ZRHS #188 Crab Nebula Livorno ITALY
ZRHS #214 RoboNatta RIVOLI ITALY
ZRHS #220 Juggler Catania ITALY
ZRHS #315 Elia Boys CASTELLAMMARE STABIA ITALY
ZRHS #316 Next Generation NAPOLI ITALY
ZRHS #317 Fossati LA SPEZIA ITALY
ZRHS #318 Super Orazio Galaxy SAVONA ITALY
ZRHS #319 MajoranaSat SERIATE ITALY
ZRHS #326 Super Majo Bros. GRUGLIASCO ITALY
ZRHS #328 Wall-e MESSINA ITALY
ZRHS #329 Proxima Centauri LIVORNO ITALY
ZRHS #330 Casual Developers CASTELFRANCO VENETO ITALY
ZRHS #331 AFK CASTELFRANCO VENETO ITALY
ZRHS #332 Leonardo TREVISO ITALY
ZRHS #333 Terza Beta VITTORIO VENETO ITALY
ZRHS #334 Newton CAMPOSAMPIERO ITALY
ZRHS #354 Sunday Programmers PADOVA ITALY
ZRHS #359 RossoFerrari TORINO ITALY
ZRHS #360 AstroNatta RIVOLI ITALY
ZRHS #366 TITOROBOT SIENA ITALY
ZRHS #344 The Androids Breukelen NETHERLANDS
ZRHS #324 Kolo Astronomiczne ALBIREO Jankowice Rybnickie POLAND
ZRHS #239 Atlantis Azores PORTUGAL
ZRHS #386 Schibba Guarda PORTUGAL
ZRHS #270 IT ACE Piatra-Neamt ROMANIA
ZRHS #273 Code::Space Piatra-Neamt ROMANIA
ZRHS #282 ZINFOR Cluj Napoca ROMANIA
ZRHS #283 Robostars Bucharest ROMANIA
ZRHS #320 MERT Satu Mare ROMANIA
ZRHS #370 Stargazers Jimbolia ROMANIA
ZRHS #374 ZINFORCJ Cluj-Napoca ROMANIA
ZRHS #195 EPM Miguel de Guzmán Torrelodones SPAIN
ZRHS #252 Sui Generis Madrid SPAIN
ZRHS #299 Computatrum Pozuelo de Alarcón SPAIN
ZRHS #302 Nemesis Pozuelo de Alarcón SPAIN
ZRHS #383 Grecobotics Toledo SPAIN
ZRHS #300 Requiem for a Cheese Lausanne SWITZERLAND
ZRHS #150 BSix - Space Invaders London UNITED KINGDOM
ZRHS #290 4D Aberfeldy UNITED KINGDOM

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EU Alliance Teams

EU Alliance Teams

ISS Finalists

EU

RankTeam Name
1Proxima Awesome Majo
2Crab Androids Wall-e
3NextGen IT Elia
4Sunday Nemesis Hello
5Juggler Computatrum Newton
6Käthe ROBOVALL Righi

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