KIPR produces the International KIPR Open Autonomous Robot Tournament each year at the Global Conference on Educational Robotics.  For more information on GCER, please see

The KIPR Open Game rules may be used free of charge for educational purposes. They are regularly used in conjunction with collegiate coursework and in educational robotics events around the world.

College students, professional engineers, hobbyists, poets, and anyone else are encouraged to participate so long as at least one member of their team is beyond High School in their educational careers. Team members should not be subject to being tied up with a Botball team or other potentially conflicting GCER activities unless team size is sufficient for remaining team members to handle team logistics.

Your mission is to make your way into the crater, depositing sponsor markers along the way. Then search along the caves in the bottom for ice. You should then bring the ice and any other interesting artifacts up to your landing site for further analysis. Be on the lookout for possible X Prize competitors trying to get the prize first, and don’t forget about the aliens…  See the 2008 KIPR Open Game Specification below for a complete description.

Download the 2008 KIPR Open Rules V0.4.

Download the 2008 Game Board specifications