Fayetteville State University Team Wins the Inaugural Swarmathon Robotics Competition

Fayetteville_State_University_sealStudents at historically Black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina recently won first place in the Swarmathon robotics competition. The event was held in the Visitors Center of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Students from 12 colleges and universities from across the nation were invited to the contest to develop software codes to operate innovative types of robots called “swarmies.” In the Swamathon, students were asked to develop computer code for the small robots, programming them to look for “resources” in the form of barcodes. NASA is developing small robots known as swarmies to help find resources once astronauts arrive on Mars.

The Fayetteville State team, which included six students, all of whom are computer science majors, finished in first place and won a prize of $5,000.

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