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posted by NASA Kennedy alias NASAKennedy on Friday 21st of April 2017 11:30:23 AM
A display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex describes the purpose of Swarmies. Computer scientists are developing these robots focusing not so much on the hardware, but the software. In the spaceport's annual Swarmathon, students from 12 colleges and universities across the nation were invited to develop software code to operate Swarmies to help find resources when astronauts explore distant planets, such as Mars. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett NASA image use policy.