Autonomous Robots Lab Celebrates One Year - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Autonomous Robots Lab Celebrates One Year

Posted: Updated:

The Autonomous Robots Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno celebrated one year today with a free, public event. 

The day began with a live demonstration of drone exploration and mapping. The drone was able to map out the obstacle course that was set out on the floor and transfer that data to a computer. Researchers are ultimately working on having these robots operate without any human interference.

A discussion following the demonstration focused on the latest updates in robotic research. This includes drones that are able to navigate the skies, alone, marine robotics which can travel the seas and waterways, also alone, while detecting changes, such as algae growth, in freshwater ecosystems. 

Kostas Alexis, an Engineering Professor, says it is important to host events like these so students and other community members are aware of the growing technology within robotics and how it can potentially help them in their every day lives. 

Alexis also told us that the main challenge they face with these robotics is not the technology itself, but rather dealing with the complexities of the environment which they navigate.

The Autonomous Robotics Lab plans to host a Robotics Day event once a year. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Nevada Soccer Loses at San Diego State

    Nevada Soccer Loses at San Diego State

    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:53 AM EDT2017-09-23 06:53:35 GMT

    The University of Nevada women’s soccer team (1-7-0, 0-1-0 MW) fell at Mountain West foe San Diego State (4-5-0, 1-0-0 MW) by a score of 3-0 on Friday night. 

    More >>

    The University of Nevada women’s soccer team (1-7-0, 0-1-0 MW) fell at Mountain West foe San Diego State (4-5-0, 1-0-0 MW) by a score of 3-0 on Friday night. 

    More >>
  • Veterans Receive Overdue Ceremony

    Veterans Receive Overdue Ceremony

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:10:31 GMT

    The Northern Nevada Veteran's Coalition put on its 5th ceremony for unclaimed remains of veterans. 

    More >>

    The Northern Nevada Veteran's Coalition put on its 5th ceremony for unclaimed remains of veterans. 

    More >>
  • Douglas County Deputies Seek Person of Interest in Burglaries

    Douglas County Deputies Seek Person of Interest in Burglaries

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:22:52 GMT

    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the whereabouts of a person of interest in several burglaries in the Kingsbury area of Stateline.

    More >>

    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the whereabouts of a person of interest in several burglaries in the Kingsbury area of Stateline.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.