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Press Release 13-033

In Greenland and Antarctic Tests, Yeti Helps Conquer Some "Abominable" Polar Hazards

Autonomous machine designed to make over-ice travel safer by using radar to search for crevasses

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Yeti robot in front of the research building at the South Pole

The Yeti robot at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in 2011.

Credit: James Lever, U.S. Army's Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory


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The Yeti robot in Greenland

The Yeti robot in Greenland in April 2012

Credit: James Lever, U.S. Army's Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory


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Three scientist perform a crevasse search-and-rescue drill

Personnel at NSF's Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula conduct a glacier search-and-rescue drill that involves hauling a "victim" from a deep crevasse.

Credit: Photo by Peter Rejcek, NSF.


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Video of NSF-funded researchers testing self-guided robot to map deadly crevasses in Antarctica.

Credit: NSF/CRREL


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