C. BARRETT AMES

Scientist, Entrepreneur, Adrenaline Junkie

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Nero testing on Appel Commons at Cornell University

Nero was a robot developed by Cornell's Minesweeper student project team. Nero's purpose was to function as a testbed for our autonomous land navigation algorithms. It sported, a SICK LIDAR, two three-phase motors with built in encoders, and an Inertial Navigation System. The entire project was IP-67 and could carry a 10lb payload. Specifically I managed the software development team. The team was one of the first to adopt ROS, the team was able to demonstrate GPS waypoint navigation as well as basic obstacle avoidance. If you'd like to learn more about the project feel free to check it out here: http://minesweeper.engineering.cornell.edu/design.php

 

Akira was Cornell Minesweeper's hardware development platform. The platform's goals were to test automated land mine detection hardware and software. As well as to test the pressure profile of the robot. Ideally being able to build a robot that had a pressure profile lower than that needed to set off a land mine. The picture was taken at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, where they have landmine test fields. If you'd like to learn more about the project  or about the impact of landmines on the world feel free to check the project out here: http://minesweeper.engineering.cornell.edu/design.php