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Barriers presented by working in Antarctica

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Speaker: Richard Stansbury, student, EECS, University of Kansas, 2002.

Modified Transcript: We have got quite a few problems that we have to face with sensing in Antarctica. First of all, a lot of the sensors that are normally used with robotics are incapable of working in Antarctica because of temperature and wind constraints. Some sensors, such as certain weather stations can't be used because they can get blown apart too easily. This is because at certain times the wind can exceed 100 miles per hour. So we have to get things that can handle the high winds, as well as things that can handle minus thirty degree Celsius temperatures.


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