Thursday, February 2, 2017

Swarmathon competition set

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. -- Area high school students in Mississippi and Louisiana are invited to participate in a pilot “swarmathon” competition to develop robotic swarms for use in space missions. The competition to develop algorithms for robotic swarms has openings for 20 area teams to compete. The exercise will help students develop skills in robotics and computer science and also advance NASA technology for future space exploration efforts. Teams have until Feb. 15 to enter the challenge, and their final algorithm code must be submitted by April 15. The high school competition is designed as a virtual contest using a high-level programming language. Teams must have a faculty mentor and coach. Interested teams should contact April McIntosh. (Source: NASA/Stennis Space Center, 02/02/17)