June 15, 2003
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have demonstrated a wheeled robot in an abandoned coal mine. Named Groundhog, it is equipped with an array of cameras, gas, tilt and sinkage sensors, laser scanners and a gyroscope to help it surmount the obstacles it may encounter in mines.
The robot uses perception technology to build maps from sensor data. It must make its own decisions about where to go, how to get… read more