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June 8, 2009

DTC faculty Nikos Papanikolopoulos featured in StarTribune article about Scout Robots

Nikos PapanikolopoulosTHE JUNE 2, 2009 STARTRIBUNE featured the Scout robots developed by Nikos Papanikolopoulos at the University of Minnesota. Papanikolopoulos began research to develop the scout robot in the late 90s with the backing of several government agency grants.

The Scout is used by the military and police teams on reconnaissance missions. The Scout enters dangerous environments before officers and troops, it then transmits images of its surroundings. One of the special features of the Scout is its unique ability to remain undamaged when thrown. The Scout is now developed and sold by ReconRobotics.