RSA Sept Meeting - Wed Sept 7th 6:30 pm
- Join us this Wednesday for an exciting demonstration on rolling robot platforms.
Dr. Khalid M. Al-Ali, Senior Fellow and Director of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon
University, will showcase an example of their new MAX rover - a inexpensive
camera-based robot currently used by NASA Ames for intelligent and adaptive
robotics/avionics research and development. This robot has stereo vision
cameras, sensors all around, and can be operated remotely - all in a nice small
R/C truck sized platform!
The CMU group developed software components that can be easily integrated -
their aim is to enable users to test different behavior-based algorithms on
actual robots with minimal time investment in learning the details of the robot
and robot specific programming environments. In addition to NASA, the low-cost,
high performance robot platform is also being used by high school students and
colleges - but can also be made into a great hobbyist platform. This past
summer students built their own robots from kits in just a few weeks at CMU's
Even if you don't want to build one, it's a great robot to come and see!
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