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AI Box in Space

AI Space Challenge is the initial round of a competition focused on the topic of utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in outer space. Undergraduate students at accredited universities, polytechnics and technical institutes from all ASEAN countries and Taiwan will be given the opportunity to utilize ICE Cubes’ “AI Box”, located on board the International Space Station, and take advantage of the world smallest AI Supercomputer for Embedded and Edge Systems and various sensors in order to collect, analyze and process data from the ISS environment using self-created algorithms.

Examples of Sensors onboard

Acceleration along 3 axes

Tri-axial magnetic field

Ambient pressure

Angular velocity about 3 axes

Ambient temperature

Concentration of CO2*

Particulate matter concentration

* in parts per million (ppm)

Age of Space AI

The purpose of the Challenge is to engender new, meaningful and credible student research projects in the emerging field of AI in space, and to support the presentation of the most promising projects in an international forum including explicit recognition of the best two projects with a formal prize.


Grand Prize

The winners will get the opportunity to execute their project on the International Space Station and utilize the AI Box for their project for the duration of three months. They will also be awarded with technical support, consultations and mentoring provided by the Sponsors.

Runner-up prize

Runner-up team will be awarded with consultations and a mentoring package provided by the Sponsors, aimed at supporting further development of the idea.


1 October 2021

Challenge announcement

15 October 2021

Team registration opens

November 2021

Introductory webinar

November – December

Series of workshops

15 February 2022 15 (23:59 GMT+7)

Proposal submission

Mid-March 2022

Finalists announcement

Mid-April 2022

Final pitching event

Mid-April 2022

Winner announcement


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