West Point cadets demonstrate skills at annual Projects Day

By Michael Randall
Times Herald-Record


WEST POINT — Hundreds of West Point cadets took part in the military academy’s annual Projects Day on Thursday.

The event gives cadets a chance to demonstrate their skills in academic pursuits ranging from robotics and computer science to more traditional classroom subjects such as English and philosophy.

Some projects are legacy projects that continue from year to year, with a new group of cadets seeking to improve on what was done the year before.

Tianna Johnson, a cadet from Tampa, Fla., who is going into the Army’s cyber branch, was part of a team of five cadets working on this year’s version of the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition.

That project anticipates that autonomous driving, or unmanned vehicles, could be part of military convoys in the future.

Two projects dealt with augmented reality, including one that takes the user of an iPad to Omaha Beach, one of the D-Day landing points in World War II.

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