Friday, March 18, 2016

Robot Library Training

Platypus Robot Library Training Session

Learn how to use Platypus robots and be certified to come and get one from our office ($100/day) to collect important environmental data.

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Platypus builds small, autonomous robotic boats capable of collecting data about water, including both bathymetric data and water quality data. The robots are a low-cost reliable, repeatable, and safe way of collecting large amounts of data (e.g. water temperature, electrical conductivity, pH, dissolved oxygen, and oxygen reduction potential). The robots have an added mapping capability using sonar equipment. The core technologies were developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. 

Platypus robotic boats are under 4’ long and weight less than 20 lbs. They are easily transportable and can be managed by a single operator. This design makes for easy use by teachers, students, and environmental organizations. The robot takes less than 10 minutes to get into the water and can be controlled remotely. Collected data can be streamed live back to the operator or stored onboard for later processing. The robots have a top speed of around 15 mph. For more information about the boats and technical specifications, visit: 

Training SESSION Details 

Location: 2010 Smallman St. Pittsburgh PA, 15222

Next date: 
Saturday, April 9th, 9am - 11am
Attending one session completes training. 

Duration: 2 hours

Session Highlights: Learn how to operate robotic boats to collect data for environmental monitoring applications and mapping. Each training session covers robot usage, collecting high quality sensor data, trouble shooting, and safety. No technical background necessary. 

Training Cost: Free of Charge 

Advanced Registration Required:


Special thank you to Robot Library Partners and Advisors: CMU's Leonard Gelfand Center and Robotics Institute

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