Brac University’s Enigma Systems team has won 2nd place in Kibo Robot Programming Challenge. This educational program is hosted by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It involves students solving various problems by programming free-flying robots (Astrobee and Int-Ball) in International Space Station (ISS).
Seven teams from seven countries were first selected through a national round involving a simulated environment. From Bangladesh, the Brac University team was selected beating 12 teams. In the final round, codes of the seven were uploaded to the real Astrobee to perform a task on October 24. The Brac University team also won the only Crew Award announced by Mr HOSHIDE Akihiko, a Japanese astronaut, directly from the ISS.
“I believe this historical achievement will not only bring pride to the University but also will encourage the young generation of the whole nation to be involved in Space Research and STEM fields,” said Md Khalilur Rhaman, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Brac University.
The final round can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDXf1ISUBmA.