2017 Competition Dates: April 18 - 20, 2017


The NASA Swarmathon is a challenge to develop cooperative robotics to revolutionize space exploration.  The Second Annual Swarmathon, will occur in late April at NASA Kennedy Space Center. Students from Minority Serving Universities and Community Colleges are encouraged to apply and compete.  Students will be challenged to develop search algorithms for robotic swarms. Swarmathon participation will:  (1) improve student’s skills in robotics and computer science and (2) further advance technology for future NASA space exploration missions.

2017 NASA Swarmathon Selected Teams!

Applications for both the Physical and Virtual 2017 Swarmathon Teams are closed. If you would like to get notified about the 2018 competition, click  NOTIFY ME!

3 Simple Steps to Enter this NASA Challenge:


Learn about the science behind the Swarmies, their connections to ants, and why NASA has an interest in making them faster, smarter and more flexible.

Prepare: Get everything you need to know about preparing a team to compete in the Swarmathon. Get the low down on competition options, rules, format, timeline and more.

Apply: Submit an online application to compete in the Swarmathon at the Kennedy Space Center in April 2017. Or, apply to the virtual competition.

The UNM team behind the Swarmathon

2017 Competition Dates: April 18 - 20, 2017