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The University of Minnesota Center for Distributed Robotics and the Digital Technology Center hosted the second annual Technology Day Camp, a week long camp targeting underrepresented students such as girls, African Americans, and Hispanics from the Twin Cities metro area. Students were surveyed prior to the camp revealing a strong proclivity towards math(More)
The Scout is a miniature robot capable of performing surveillance and reconnaissance applications. However, the small size of the Scout limits the on-board processing capability and thus requires that the primary sensing modality (vision) be processed remotely. This creates a dependence upon a video channel which can become a severe bottleneck when(More)
Women and minorities are underrepresented in the IT field at the high school, university, and industry levels. Efforts to address this imbalance are often too late to solve underlying problems such as perceived ineptitude and actual inexperience. By designing and hosting a program for these underrepresented students in the middle grades, the Center for(More)
Women and minorities are under represented in the IT field at the high school, university, and industry levels. Efforts to address this imbalance are often too late to solve underlying problems such as perceived ineptitude and actual inexperience. By designing and hosting a program for these underrepresented students in the middle grades, the Center for(More)
The Research Oriented Sensing Inexpensive (ROSI) robot is a new, highly capable mobile sensor node designed to enable collaborative applications. Not only capable of two-way communication, ROSI robots also possess a full suite of traditional small scale sensors which can be augmented with visual information from a digital camera via a semi-dedicated onboard(More)
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