Issue No. 03 - May/June (2005 vol. 20)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIS.2005.50
Segway to the Future, <em>Danna Voth</em> <br/> <p>DARPA's Segway Human Transporter carries sensors, manipulators, computers, and software packages to help researchers explore robotics problems on a human scale. DARPA gave modified Segway HTs to a dozen research groups and challenged them to create solutions for operating autonomous mobile robots in dynamic, unstructured environments. Many researchers have taken their experiments even further.</p> <p>Mimicking Bat Echolocation, <em>Benjamin Alfonsi</em></p> <p>University of Maryland scientists are developing an advanced, integrative theory on brain behavior relations that they can apply to robotics. Their Microchipoptera project aims to create a flying bat robot that uses silicon analogs of bat neural circuits to mimic the nocturnal creature's unique echolocation system.</p>
D. Voth and B. Alfonsi, "In the News," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 20, no. , pp. 5-9, 2005.