Congratulations to Dr Ajay Shankar who won second prize in the Computer Science Department photo competition with this fantastic image. The aim of the competition was to showcase the world of computer science research.
“Here, we are working on multi-robot coordination,” Ajay explains. “A key capability for such robots is to follow agreed trajectories, or paths. This photo is a still from a long-exposure video of the robots drawing these curves. They use the infrastructure of the Lab and employ algorithmic/mathematical modules to synchronize and precisely follow their paths. The really cool aspect is the different kinds of robots that can work in tandem (aerial and ground).”
Watch the 45 second video of the robots in action