Narrated by Phil Ross | Reported by Lisa Raffensperger
Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos serves as director of the Center for Distributed Robotics
and SECTTRA and professor in computer science and engineering
at the University of Minnesota. See how NSF has supported his research. Image credit: Nikos Papanikolopoulos, UMN
Introduction to the Scout
From the Center for Distributed Robotics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, an overview of the team's star robot, a throwable reconnaissance tool.
A group of robots can be programmed to follow one another using just the device's onboard cameras as eyes. This could help the robots stick together through unfamiliar territory.