Wednesday, November 4, 2015

TerraSwarm Funded PI Vijay Kumar Receives $5.5 Million DARPA Grant

A three year, $5.5 Million dollar grant has been awarded to GRASP Laboratory at The University of Pennsylvania from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency for the purpose of creating new robots that are capable of navigating unfamiliar environments independently and swiftly.

TerraSwarm funded PI Vijay Kumar and fellow researchers Daniel Lee, Camillo J. Taylor, Kostas Daniilidis and Jianbo Shi will use their various expertise to develop autonomous robots, capable of flying 20 meters per second, and weighing less than three kilograms.  Possible applications include search and rescue and disaster response, particularly in situations that are hazardous for humans.

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