Robot independently scouts for hidden hazards in icy realms

03/4/2013 | Occupational Health & Safety

A 180-pound, four-wheel-drive robot can independently explore icy terrain to reveal hidden crevasses using its ground-penetrating radar. The Yeti device, developed by researchers funded by the National Science Foundation, has been tested in Greenland and is designed as a scout to help exploratory and resupply teams identify and avoid hazards in Arctic and Antarctic environments.

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