Zero Robotics is a programming competition hosted by MIT. Teams from around the world write programs for autonomous satellites to play each year’s competitive game. Simulations are run weekly to determine each team’s placement on the leaderboard. Teams rise through three different stages of the competition ending in the finals where simulations are carried out on the ISS (international space station). If the BACON team does well enough, we take a trip to MIT where they streams live ISS simulations.

BACON’s Zero Robotics team meets every Monday and Thursday to plan, test, and write code for the year. A large amount of work must be done in and out of meetings to secure our placement on the leaderboard, but we have tons of fun doing it. Since Zero Robotics is a programming competition, previous experience with programming is useful to the team, but not required to join.