Mar 26, 2022: The race is over. The Franco-Japanese Team finished in 6th place. →Photo
Nov 10, 2021: Prof. Gwénaël Rapenne visited the NIMS-Mana Nanocar team in Tsukuba.
- Meeting of two teams qualified for the second Nanocar Race: the MANA-NIMS Japanese team and the Toulouse-Nara Franco-Japanese team. →Photo
Oct 14, 2021: Prof. Gwénaël Rapenne (with Dr. Toshio Nishino and Dr. Colin Martin) presented the team at the Franco-Japanese team at the French International School in Kyoto.
Oct 1, 2021: Eight teams have been qualified for the race.
- At the announcement of the competition, 53 potential teams contacted the organizers. 13 teams sent their applications and 8 teams have been qualified:
San Sebastian (Spain), NIMS-MANA (Japan), Strasbourg (France), Dresden (Germany), Rice-Graz (Austria-USA), Madrid (Spain), Ohio (USA) and Toulouse-Nara (France-Japan) (source: Organizers)
Mar 1, 2021: The Blue Buggy is on the cover page of NAIST Research Highlights.
- The Blue Buggy is selected for the cover page of NAIST Research Highlights 2021.
NAIST Research Highlight
Jan 6, 2021: The race will be held in 2022.
- The race will be postponed to 2022 due to the Covid-19 crisis
Sep 23, 2020: The paper presented by the Franco-Japanese Team was featured on a journal cover.
- The paper was featured on a front cover of Chemistry – A European Journal with an artwork illustrating the Nanocar Race. →Journal
Jun 16, 2020: The Franco-Japanese Team unveiled their nanocars for the race.
- A paper describing the nanocars was published in Chemistry – A European Journal. →Journal
- News about the nanocars was released. →EurekAlert
Feb 28, 2020: The Franco-Japanese Team has been officially authorized to participate in the race.
- In Toulouse, Prof. Rapenne received an authorization certificate from the organization committee. →Photo