Thursday, August 11, 2005

CMU Robots On The Move

Carnegie Mellon University has two robots ready to take on the world.

First, Red Team Racing has two autonomous Hummers on their way to Nevada to complete their final round of testing for the the Grand Challenge competition.

The robots have proven their endurance in tests in the Pennsylvania hinterlands and are moving on to the next stage of training. The $2 million Grand Challenge competition is scheduled to begin in October.
Red Team Racing

The other CMU robot on the loose is the science bot Zoe about to be let loose in the Atacama Desert. The desert area is high in the Andes mountains of Chile and is one of the most desolate places on Earth. Zoe is equipped with a battery of sensors to search for signs of microscopic life.

This is the final stage of a three year project. Zoe will be running around the desert from August 22 to October 22.

CMU Robotics Institute


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