Saving the World, One Robot Swarm-Infested Hurricane at a Time

September 28, 2:45pm - 3:30pm

Robotics Nuts and Bolts for Your Business


Charles Bergan
Presenter

VP of Engineering
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Tom Bewley
Presenter

Director
UCSD Flow Control & Coordinated Robotics Labs

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While some robots take jobs, others save lives. The technology transfer underway from the cellphone industry into robotics has enabled a new class of low-cost robotic devices capable of providing advanced warning and tracking capabilities for major storms such as hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We will discuss a new proposal that uses cellphone technologies to build autonomous swarms of sensor-laden robots that will significantly improve our ability to estimate and forecast such extreme and dangerous atmospheric events.