Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program 2013
17 June 2013, 00:00:00 EDT
13 August 2013, 19:59:59 EDT

Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program 2013

June 17, 2013

The 2013 Middle School Summer Program is a 5-week program introducing students to programming and space. Zero Robotics has partnered with statewide afterschool networks in California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, and Massachusetts to bring ZR to selected teams in their states.

In addition to other STEM activities, Zero Robotics opens the world-class research facilities on the International Space Station (ISS) to students. Students write programs 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 and MIT. The programs are "autonomous" - that is, the students cannot control the satellites during the test itself.

The tournament begins with simulation competitions in each region. After elimination rounds, teams will gather at central sites in their states to see their code run in the SPHERES satellites aboard the International Space Station with live transmission from space.

Student teams can create, edit, save and simulate projects online. They use a graphical block diagram editor to write code, then simulate their program immediately and see the results in an 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 and pre-coded standard players; students have ample opportunity to test different strategies before submitting their code for a formal competition. All submissions to the competition are via the website.

The Middle School Summer Program Curriculum development and subsequent expansion of the program to five states was made possible by a grant from Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS.)

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Schedule

ZRMS 2013 Teams

Sorted by State
Team # Team Name City State
ZRMS #25 YMCA 1 Santa Clara CA
ZRMS #26 YMCA 2 Santa Clara CA
ZRMS #27 YMCA 3 Santa Clara CA
ZRMS #1 Harbor City Melbourne FL
ZRMS #2 Enterprise Cocoa FL
ZRMS #3 Astro-Gators Merritt Island FL
ZRMS #4 Ralph Williams Rockledge FL
ZRMS #5 Charlotte is Dead Port St. Lucie FL
ZRMS #6 Lake Nona Orlando FL
ZRMS #7 Jackson Orlando FL
ZRMS #8 Erudites Vero Beach FL
ZRMS #21 Super Nova Vero Beach FL
ZRMS #24 St. Lucie 2 Port St. Lucie FL
ZRMS #15 100 Scholars Atlanta GA
ZRMS #16 Brown / Smalls Atlanta GA
ZRMS #17 Zero3Robotics Atlanta GA
ZRMS #18 Bellwood Boys & Girls Atlanta GA
ZRMS #19 Gen Infocus Atlanta GA
ZRMS #20 N ID STEM Rathdrum ID
ZRMS #22 Boise Boise ID
ZRMS #9 Salem Cyberspace Salem MA
ZRMS #10 Timilty Boston MA
ZRMS #11 Wareham Wareham MA
ZRMS #12 Parkside Boston MA
ZRMS #13 Malden Malden MA
ZRMS #14 East End Cambridge MA

Game Manual

Download Link

Documents & Links

Curriculum Documents

Student Materials
Game Manual
Educator's Guide
Game Premise Video

Educator Training Webinar

Day 1 Recording
Day 2 Recording

MS 2013 Support Forums

Forums

FL Practice

Matches are sorted by team number (ZRMS #X vs. ZRMS #Y.) Your team's scores appear across the row with your team's number; your opponents' scores against you appear in your team's column. Click a score to view the simulation. If you do not know your team number, click the Teams link at the left of this page and find your team name in the list.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 21 24
1 L -7.0 View L -6.9 View W 7.9 View W -7.0 View W 7.9 View W 7.9 View L -6.5 View W 7.9 View W 8.0 View
2W 3.7 View L -6.6 View L -6.4 View W -3.0 View W -3.0 View W -2.9 View L -6.5 View W -3.0 View W -2.9 View
3W 1.7 View W -4.7 View W 3.6 View W -4.7 View W 7.0 View W 7.0 View W 3.9 View W 7.2 View W 7.0 View
4L -30.0 View W -3.7 View L -3.4 View W -3.3 View W 7.4 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View W -3.6 View W -3.3 View
5L -23.1 View L -12.0 View L -12.0 View L -23.0 View W -12.0 View L -12.0 View L -11.9 View W -12.0 View L -23.2 View
6L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View
7L 5.8 View L -10.0 View L -10.0 View W -10.0 View W -10.0 View W 3.5 View W 3.5 View W -10.0 View W -10.0 View
8W -6.1 View W -2.7 View L -2.7 View W -3.4 View W -3.4 View W -2.6 View L -3.1 View W -3.3 View W -2.8 View
21L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View W -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View
24L -24.7 View L -22.8 View L -22.2 View L -22.3 View W -22.3 View W -22.3 View L -22.3 View L -22.3 View W -21.8 View

Ranks
Team Rank W-L
ZRMS #3 Astro-Gators 1 9-0
ZRMS #8 Erudites 2 7-2
ZRMS #2 Enterprise 3 6-3
ZRMS #1 Harbor City 4 6-3
ZRMS #7 Jackson 5 6-3
ZRMS #4 Ralph Williams 6 5-4
ZRMS #24 St. Lucie 2 7 3-6
ZRMS #5 Charlotte is Dead 8 2-7
ZRMS #21 Super Nova 9 1-8
ZRMS #6 Lake Nona 10 0-9

GA Practice

Matches are sorted by team number (ZRMS #X vs. ZRMS #Y.) Your team's results appear across the row with your team's number; your opponents' results against you appear in your team's column. Click "View" to view the simulation.

15 17 18 19 20
15 L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View L -30.0 View
17W -11.9 View L -14.6 View L -11.8 View W -11.8 View
18W 7.5 View W 5.5 View W -5.3 View W 7.5 View
19W -11.4 View W -11.4 View L -11.4 View W -11.4 View
20W -24.9 View L -24.9 View L -24.9 View L -24.9 View

Ranks
Team Rank W-L
ZRMS #18 Bellwood Boys & Girls 1 4-0
ZRMS #19 Gen Infocus 2 3-1
ZRMS #17 Zero3Robotics 3 2-2
ZRMS #20 N ID STEM 4 1-3
ZRMS #15 100 Scholars 5 0-4

S ID Practice

Matches are sorted by team number (ZRMS #X vs. ZRMS #Y.) Your team's scores appear across the row with your team's number; your opponents' scores against you appear in your team's column. Click a score to view the simulation. If you do not know your team number, click the Teams link at the left of this page and find your team name in the list.

15 17 18 19
22 W 8.4View W 8.4View W 8.4View W 6.6View

MA Practice

Matches are sorted by team number (ZRMS #X vs. ZRMS #Y.) Your team's scores appear across the row with your team's number; your opponents' scores against you appear in your team's column. Click "View" to view the simulation. If you do not know your team number, click the Teams link at the left of this page and find your team name in the list.

9 10 11 13
9 L -10.0
View
W 3.3
View
L 4.6
View
10 W -4.1
View
W 6.8
View
L 3.5
View
11 L -41.0
View
L -41.0
View
L -41.0
View
13 W 10.0
View
W 10.0
View
W 10.0
View

Ranks
Team Rank W-L
ZRMS #13 Malden 1 3-0
ZRMS #10 Timilty 2 2-1
ZRMS #9 Salem Cyberspace 3 1-2
ZRMS #11 Wareham 4 0-3

FL Regional

Matches are sorted by team number (ZRMS #X vs. ZRMS #Y.) Your team's scores appear across the row with your team's number; your opponents' scores against you appear in your team's column. Click "View" to view the simulation. If you do not know your team number, click the Teams link at the left of this page and find your team name in the list.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 21 24
1 W -4.1 View L -7.7 View W -3.8 View L -3.9 View L -4.3 View L -7.3 View W -4.2 View W 6.8 View W 6.8 View
2 L -6.4 View L -6.7 View L -8.4 View L -6.4 View W 6.8 View W 9.2 View L -9.3 View W 4.4 View L 4.5 View
3 W -3.0 View W 7.6 View W 6.8 View W 6.9 View W 7.2 View L 5.9 View W 7.9 View W 7.6 View W 8.8 View
4 L -7.2 View W 7.4 View L -8.8 View W 7.3 View W 7.3 View W 4.0 View W -3.9 View W 7.4 View W 7.3 View
5 W -3.5 View W 4.8 View L -3.2 View L -3.4 View W -3.1 View W 4.4 View L -5.5 View W 3.0 View L 1.9 View
6 W 3.7 View L -10.0 View L -10.0 View L 5.7 View L -10.0 View L -10.0 View L -10.0 View L -10.0 View L -10.0 View
7 W -0.4 View L 7.4 View W 9.6 View L -0.3 View L -0.5 View W -0.3 View L -0.5 View W 7.9 View W 8.1 View
8 L -10.0 View W 3.3 View L 3.3 View L -10.0 View W 4.4 View W 6.5 View W 3.6 View W 1.9 View L 4.7 View
21 L -12.4 View L -11.7 View L -12.3 View L -12.3 View L -11.7 View W 7.4 View L -11.7 View L -11.7 View L -14.7 View
24 L -10.0 View W 8.7 View L 6.0 View L 7.1 View W 7.6 View W 6.4 View L 6.0 View W 6.4 View W 7.4 View

Ranks
Team Rank W-L
ZRMS #3 Astro-Gators 1 8-1
ZRMS #4 Ralph Williams 2 7-2
ZRMS #24 St. Lucie 2 3 5-4
ZRMS #7 Jackson 4 5-4
ZRMS #8 Erudites 5 5-4
ZRMS #5 Charlotte is Dead 6 5-4
ZRMS #1 Harbor City 7 5-4
ZRMS #2 Enterprise 8 3-6
ZRMS #21 Super Nova 9 1-8
ZRMS #6 Lake Nona 10 1-8

GA Regional

Matches are sorted by team number (ZRMS #X vs. ZRMS #Y.) Your team's scores appear across the row with your team's number; your opponents' scores against you appear in your team's column. Click "View" to view the simulation. If you do not know your team number, click the Teams link at the left of this page and find your team name in the list.

15 17 18 19
15 L -30.7 View L -30.7 View L -30.7 View
17 W -11.8 View L -14.8 View L -11.8 View
18 W -1.9 View W 5.5 View W -5.6 View
19 W -11.4 W -11.4 View L -11.4 View

Ranks
Team Rank W-L
ZRMS #18 Bellwood Boys & Girls 1 3-0
ZRMS #19 Gen Infocus 2 2-1
ZRMS #17 Zero3Robotics 3 1-2
ZRMS #15 100 Scholars 4 0-3

ID Regional

The Idaho regional consisted of a single match between ZRMS #20 N ID STEM (SPHERE 1) and ZRMS #22 Boise (SPHERE 2.) ZRMS #22 won, 6.4 to -20.0. Click here to view the match.

MA Regional

Matches are sorted by team number (ZRMS #X vs. ZRMS #Y.) Your team's scores appear across the row with your team's number; your opponents' scores against you appear in your team's column. Click "View" to view the simulation. If you do not know your team number, click the Teams link at the left of this page and find your team name in the list.

9 10 11 12 13 14
9 W -2.6 View W -2.3 View W -0.5 View L -15.0 View W 3.6 View
10 L -7.0 View W -4.5 View W -5.7 View L 7.0 View L 4.5 View
11 L -10.0 View L -10.0 View W -10.0 View L 6.2 View W 3.9 View
12 L -24.2 View L -24.2 View L -24.0 View L -24.0 View L -24.0 View
13 W 6.1 View W 13.7 View W 7.3 View W 6.1 View W 9.4 View
14 L -9.8 View W 10.0 View L -9.9 View W -9.8 View L 5.6 View

Ranks
Team Rank W-L
ZRMS #13 Malden 1 5-0
ZRMS #9 Salem Cyberspace 2 4-1
ZRMS #10 Timilty 3 2-3
ZRMS #14 East End 4 2-3
ZRMS #11 Wareham 5 2-3
ZRMS #12 Parkside 6 0-5

Finals Video

Links to video of the ISS finals:

Introductions, Objectives, and Jeopardy

Competition

Tournament Photos

Tournament Videos

Mission Statement