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Nomad advantages and disadvantages

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Speaker: Hans Harmon, student, EECS, University of Kansas, 2002.

Modified Transcript: The advantage of Nomad is that it showed that a robot could be built to go to Antarctica and survive for a period of time. However, it also showed that cameras, or vision systems, don't work at all. They had relied heavily on vision systems but in Antarctica everything is white, so they ran into a problem with the fact that they couldn't differentiate between terrain as much as they had hoped.


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