18 Oct 2010

Rubble robots

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:35 pm on 18 October 2010

The threat of being buried in rubble in an earthquake is a real and horrifying prospect, and trying to rescue trapped people from collapsed buildings is a dangerous task. To help in such situations, Victoria University engineer Dale Carnegie is developing a hierarchy of small, autonomous 'rubble robots'.

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