Fayetteville State University Team Captures First-Place at Robotics Competition
2016 Apr 29
A team from Fayetteville State University (FSU) won first-place in the first Swarmathon competition held April 20-21, 2016 at the Visitor Center of the Kennedy Space Complex 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." The team won a prize of $5,000.
The FSU team, all computer science majors, consisted of Michael Backus and Syrus Gaddy from Fayetteville, NC, James Fisher from Powhatan, VA, Nathaniel Spindler from Las Vegas, NV, Tyrone Thomas-Wesley from Jersey City, NJ, and Samuel Ndiwe from Houston, TX. Dr. Sambit Bhattacharya, Associate Professor of Computer Science/Team Mentor Project Leader, accompanied the students.