Competition dates are April 17 - 19 at Kennedy Space Center! Are you on a team competing in the 2018 NASA Swarmathon? If so, check out our “One Stop Shopping” Information at the bottom of this page.

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The NASA Swarmathon is a challenge to develop cooperative robotics to revolutionize space exploration.  The Third Annual Swarmathon will occur in April 17 – 19, 2018 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.

2018 NASA Swarmathon Physical Competition Teams Have Been Selected!

The application for teams desiring to compete in the 2018 Physical Swarmathon is now closed.
However, the application for the Virtual Competition is still open!
If you would like to apply to compete in  the 2018 Virtual Swarmathon competition, go here.


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.