English Home

Astro Pi Competition

Astro Pi Competition

TALOS team is based in the University of Thessaly and it includes graduates of Pedagogical Departments, IT and Networks Departments. Its activity began in 2015 by the Society for the Exploitation and Management of Property of the University of Thessaly and since the beginning of 2017 it is under the auspices of the School of Lifelong Learning, the Research Committee, the Society for the Exploitation and Management of Property and the Pedagogical Departments of the University of Thessaly.

The Astro Pi competition began in October 2016 and will end in May 2017 in three phases. The TALOS team qualified for the third and final phase of the competition. Initially, there were more than 600 robotics teams in the first phase, and 180 teams in the second phase. This distinction of the team is considered a very important success of the TALOS team. The data that will result from the experiments in space will be sent back to Earth and will be given to the teams until May 15th. In this way, students will have the opportunity to perform a series of programmed moves achieving useful results of accurate scientific knowledge and analyzing data collected in space. This specific experiment will be conducted in space by an astronaut of the International Space Station. As announced by the European Space Agency-ESA, five teams of Greek schools are included in the 45 winning teams selected to take part in the third phase of the first European Astro Pi competition. This is a very important distinction for the University of Thessaly, and especially for the action of TALOS - Educational Robotics and Programming as well as for the promotion of our city abroad. One of the supervisors of this program is the PhD candidate of the University of Thessaly George Proias.