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Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Security (Terrascout)
Head: Sanjiv Singh
Contact: Sanjiv Singh
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Field Robotics Center (FRC)
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We are developing autonomous ATVs to secure borders and facility perimeters.

These scouts automatically patrol a desired path, detect and avoid obstacles, and provide operators with live video and audio feeds.

The scouts assist their human counterparts by providing eyes and ears in dangerous locations. Streaming audio and video enable an operator to evaluate threats and suspicious activities from the safety of a command-and-control center. Vehicles automatically detect and avoid obstacles as they navigate assigned patrol areas, relieving operators from constant vehicle monitoring. Many scouts operate concurrently, enabling a security officer to cover an area much larger than could be handled alone.