The Maryland Robotics Center will provide demonstrations of robots that can assist in disaster response in support of the Clark School's Mpact Week event. In addition, there will be a keynote address on this topic.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is not appropriate for or intended for K-12 students.
REGISTRATION: 8:00 AM
FEATURED SPEAKER: 9:00 AM
DARPA Disaster Resilience
Dr. Bradford Tousley
DARPA Tactical Technology Office Director
KIM ROTUNDA ROBOTICS DEMONSTRATIONS: 10:00–11:30 AM
• UAVs that use computer vision algorithms for search and rescue missions
• AUVs (robot fish) for monitoring water pollution
• Tiny TeRPS miniature robotics platform
• Semi-autonomous miniature robot networks for bridge and infrastructure inspection
• Robo Raven micro air vehicle with solar-panel wings
• Multiple-use robotic arm
ROBOTICS LAB TOURS: 10:00–11:30 AM
In the Kim Building
• Advanced Robotics Development Lab (Room 1309). See a variety of space-related robots and a unique exoskeleton for rehabilitation.
• BAE Controls Lab (Room 3209). Watch student-built autonomous mobile sensor platforms in action.
In the Engineering Annex Building
• Simulation-Based System Design Lab (Room 0113). Demos include ASV robotic boats for interdiction on water.
• Robot Realization Lab (Room 0307). The mother lode of bio-inspired and miniature robot demonstrations. Also, meet the SimLab Allegro Dog, visiting from the Naval Research Lab.
• Autonomy Robotics Cognition Lab (Room 0200). Cooperating SLAM robots.
In the A.V. Williams Building
• Cooperative Autonomy Lab (Room 2158). Demonstration of the Animal-Borne Wireless Network developed with National Geographic to help endangered species.