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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.

Selected teams for the Physical competition will receive 3 Swarmie robots (valued at $5,000), training and instruction, a $1,000 stipend for the faculty member, and a chance to compete against other teams from across the United States for a $5,000 cash prize.  The application for the 2017 Physical Competition in now closed.  See 2017 teams selected for the Physical Competition!

Selected teams for the Virtual competition will receive training and instruction, a $500 stipend for the faculty member, and a chance to compete against other teams from across the United States for a $3,000 cash prize.   The application for the 2017 Virtual Competition in OPEN until September 30, 2016.  APPLY NOW!

3 Simple Steps to Enter this NASA Challenge:

STEP 1

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

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

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

VIRTUAL COMPETITION APPLICATION OPEN

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