A couple weeks ago, we presented our work in the White House Frontier’s Conference here in Pittsburgh. We performed a live demo to President Obama where he controlled one of our robots to successfully inspect a simulated bridge environment.  This demo featured the robot semi-autonomously inspecting parts of a bridge stand-in and was controlled based on a simple, touch screen user input that allowed the user to simply tap the part of the bridge they want the robot to inspect.

Additionally, we presented an interactive 3D environment which could present the data collected by the robots to a bridge inspector in an intuitive and detailed format that highlights damaged areas based on the type of damage present.