NASA announced that Honolulu Community College, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, and UH Maui College are among the 23 teams selected to compete in the NASA Swarmathon Virtual Competition. We will follow the students leading up to the competition.
The NASA Swarmathon is a competition to develop cooperative robotics to revolutionize space exploration. The First Annual Swarmathon will occur April 18–22, 2016 at NASA Kennedy Space Center. Students from minority-serving universities and community colleges will be challenged to develop search algorithms for robotic swarms. This technology promises to more effectively and efficiently locate and collect resources on the Moon or Mars. Twelve teams representing 14 schools were also selected to compete in the Swarmathon’s Physical Competition.