April 25, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

Advisor Julie Hoover and student Dan Koris from the
Durham Tech ProgrammBulls at the 2018 Swarmathon.

The Third Annual Swarmathon took place from April 17 to 19, 2018 at NASA Kennedy Space Center. The NASA Swarmathon challenges students to develop cooperative robotics to revolutionize space exploration. Students competed to develop search algorithms for robotic swarms. Swarmathon participation: (1) improves student’s skills in robotics and computer science and (2) furthers advance technology for future NASA space exploration missions.

The team from Durham Technical Community College, The ProgrammBulls, earned the following awards:

Durham Tech beat out Texas A&M and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute to take the top prize in the Physical Competition. Get a taste for what the competition was like from this video produced by JLCPCB:

Durham Tech talks about their experience:

 

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