25th Alabama Regional Future City Competition

The AUVSI Pathfinder Chapter in Huntsville, Alabama, was one of fourteen Special Award Sponsors during the 25th Alabama Regional Future City Competition held at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville on January 14th. Twenty four teams made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from Alabama and Tennessee competed in three domains: Models, SimCity4 Modeling, and Formal Presentations. We judged all teams on the best use of Unmanned Systems and our winner of the $150 prize and plaque was the City of “FenAqueous” from the Southside Middle School in Tallassee, AL. Their “FenAquaeous” SimCity design incorporated unmanned systems in space, on land, in water, and underground. They described their selection criteria for robotics and automation as dirty, dull, difficult, or dangerous with examples as to why.