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K-State Building Robots for Dangerous Jobs

Posted 5 May 2007 at 15:32 UTC by steve Share This

A Kansas State University new release describes their project to develop robots for extremely dangerous jobs such as searching buildings for weapons of mass destruction or improvised explosive devices. The university has received a $219,140 defense department grant to develop a "Test-bed for intelligent, mobile sensors". The researchers are planning a cooperative team of robots that will exhibit organizational reasoning. Working together the robots should be able to adapt to their environment and solve problems. The teams will inclcude both ground and air robots. This work will be done at K-State's Multiagent & Cooperative Robotics Lab.

Move along, nothing to see..., posted 6 May 2007 at 19:55 UTC by motters » (Master)

Hmmm. How often do you have a need to hunt for UXBs or weapons of mass destruction in your back yard? There may be an extremely small niche market for bomb detection/disposal robots (I remember seeing one demonstrated over a decade ago), but this isn't where the centre of the robot technology action is going to take place in my opinion.

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