The University of Nebraska State Museum's February Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families took a closer look at flying robots -- unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The program took place on February 15 at Morrill Hall.
Assistant professor Dr. Carrick Detweiler and professor Dr. Sebastian Elbaum of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln showcased the cutting edge capabilities of aerial robots being developed in UNL's NIMBUS Lab.
Children and families viewed live demonstrations of flying robots, built their own mini-paper helicopters, and learned how quad-rotor robots are used in agronomy. The scientists explained how these flying robots assist with collecting water samples, monitor crop growth, plus more.
The NIMBUS (Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems) Lab is an exciting place where the latest research and technology in software and systems engineering, robotics, and sensor networks converges to develop more capable and dependable UAVs.
2015: January 18: Dive into Oceans February 15: Flying Robots
March 15: The Brain
April 12: Astronomy Day
May 17: Soil
June 14: To be announced
July 19: Biomedical Engineering
August 16: To be announced
September 20: Nebraska Archaeology
October 18: To be announced
November 15: Predators
December: No event in December