Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

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“Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers.  That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count.

Now, a team led by Nina Mahmoudian of Michigan Technological University has developed a tabletop model of a robot team that can bring power to places that need it the most….”

Original Article: http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2014/september/blackout-robots-rescue.html