Building robots to collect ice sheet data

Penn State researcher Derrick Lampkin has developed with colleagues at Georgia Tech University an autonomous robot to collect data from remote locations in the Antarctic's ice sheets. An assistant professor of geography, Lampkin is continuing to test the prototype and refine its capabilities.  The project is funded by NASA. Photos of a prototype can be seen at http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/1731

Last Updated March 19, 2009