Students at Northeastern University have developed a rugged robot that deploys Wi-Fi where it goes and makes use of GPS and its own Wi-Fi for control, meaning its range is fairly much limitless. It also has the capability to drop repeater units in order to broaden its range and has an on-board camera to help the operator navigate.
With audio and pictures able to be relayed back through the repeater chain, the military uses are clear. Nonetheless, I feel it would also be valuable for setting up temporary Wi-Fi in other professions also – I envision archaeologists could make excellent use of it, and explorers and travel reporters as well.
Who wants a St Bernard with a keg of rum about its neck when you can send it a trusty robot wifi to get you out of a bind!
Right here’s a video of their nifty small gadget. The music made me giggle.
[By means of GeekGadgets]
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