Developing robots to collect scientific data
Pratap Tokekar, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, is working on robotics research involving “3D” problems—robots performing tasks that can be dull, dirty or dangerous for humans. Watch how Tokekar is using teams of aerial and ground-based robots for environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, infrastructure inspection, and more. Tokekar received an NSF CAREER Award in January, 2020 to make multi-robot systems more reliable.
Credit: University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
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