TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Rose-Hulman professor and a few of her students dedicated their summer researching the future of robotics.
These students demonstrated the mobile robotics system and how these simple robots can be made available for everyone to use. The demonstrations included a variety of different robots and how simple computer programming can create basic behaviors in them. It included things like path planning, localization, and mapping. That’s where one robot shares the map with a location, which is then sent to a teammate.
And another project is programming a robot to follow the length of a wall like a Roomba vacuum cleaner. The reason for this project is to help students with their research and understanding of robots.
Dr. Carlotta Berry said she’s hoping to get more people involved.
“The everyday walk of life most citizens would never see this stuff and if this stuff is so beneficial then we can’t hide it in our bushel,” Berry said. “We need to share it with the world and by me putting it online, on social media, and on websites. We are now able to share this with a larger community so that they can benefit from these things.”
If you or anyone you know is interested in getting involved you can do so by going to Rose-Hulman’s website.