This paper reviews progress in the development of a scansorial robot for invasive insect detection. It discusses the motivation for our approach, provides design considerations and implementation details, and presents progress to date. One notable feature of the robot is its use of vSLAM to map the tree under study. The robot is currently under development at WPI and this paper provides a summary of its status and future plans.
Babu, Benzun P.
, Read, Erick T.
, Gennert, Michael A.
(2012). A TREE-CLIMBING ROBOT FOR INVASIVE INSECT DETECTION. .
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