SAN ANTONIO – Students from University of Texas-San Antonio showed off their new technology to government officials during late June.
- Autonomous miniature rover
- Low-cost solution aimed at helping military personnel
- Cost to build the rover was a little more than $2,000
The U.S. Department of Defense got a first look at an autonomous miniature rover on a Wednesday afternoon. It’s a low-cost solution aimed at helping military personnel in the field.
The roving technology was built by the UTSA Autonomous Control Engineering Laboratory or ACE.
Researchers programmed the rover to use a drone to direct robotic scouts in a search and rescue mission.
The cost to build the rover was a little more than $2,000.
Creators say that price is roughly $40,000 cheaper than rovers similar to it on the market.
The demonstration was done during an annual conference between UTSA and other universities.