The RCAP CoSpace Autonomous Driving Challenge (Former CoSpace Grand Prix) is a new educational initiative to interest, excite and engage participants regarding STEM and Computational Thinking through tinkering, making, and coding in both virtual and real environments (CoSpace).
The CoSpace Robot programs have changed the way Robotics, Computational Thinking, and STEM are taught to students around the world. In the CoSpace Autonomous Driving, students learn how to make a robot, code a robot, and finally take part in the Robot Race in the real-virtual co-existing space. The robot race begins in the real world. It will notify its virtual team robot after it reaches the teleportation terminal. The virtual robot will continue the race in the virtual world to complete the course. Teams are required to develop appropriate strategies for both real and virtual autonomous robots with guidance from RoboCup officials and robotics professionals.