Photos: GPS lost and found

Photos: GPS lost and found

Summary: Global Positioning System technology, less expensive yet more complex than ever before, is navigating its way into everyday usage.

TOPICS: Hardware

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  • AgentSheets prototype

    A customized handheld device with a GPS module aims to help a person with cognitive disabilities catch a bus. Using prototype software from AgentSheets, it sends a prompt to get ready when the bus is approaching (left) and another when the bus is at the stop (right).

  • Sandstorm

    The Red Team from the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University recently broke a record by driving a robotic vehicle 200 miles around a race track. It's car, Sandstorm, was originally a 1986 HMMWV, or High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle. The vehicle ran in the 2004 DARPA challenge but has been re-equipped with a new engine, shocks and GPS sensors. Here, it's doing the "Pork Chop" maneuver.

Topic: Hardware

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