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Professor Mark Borsuk Receives SETAC Best Paper Award for Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
April 8, 2013 | SETAC

Professor Borsuk will be awarded the IEAM Best Paper Award for “A Bayesian Network Model for Integrative River Rehabilitation Planning and Management.”

Penguins Adopt New Mode of Transport
April 1, 2013

A waddle of Emperor penguins surprised researchers in Antarctica today when they commandeered Yeti, an autonomous robot designed to detect crevasses.

High-tech ‘Yeti’ may revolutionize exploration near North and South poles
March 11, 2013 | The Washington Post

Professor Laura Ray's Yeti is a self-guided polar robot that uses ground-penetrating radar to map what lies beneath the ice — often, a crevasse waiting to claim lives and expensive equipment.

Battery-Powered Yeti Guides Antarctic Explorers Past Concealed Crevasses
March 11, 2013 | Gizmodo

Tractor crews are being led by the Yeti, a four-wheel drive rover equipped with ground penetrating radar designed by students at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering coordinating with engineers from CRREL.

Robot Yeti Tells You Where Not to Go in Antarctica
March 7, 2013 | IEEE Spectrum

Researchers from Dartmouth, including professor of engineering Laura Ray and her students, came up with Yeti, a GPS-guided robot that can drag a ground-penetrating radar around to detect impending doom.

Yeti Robot Finds Deadly Antarctic Crevasses So We Don’t Have To
March 5, 2013 | Slate

Meet the Yeti. This four-wheel-drive rover drags a ground-penetrating radar arm capable of logging information that tells scientists what lies below.

New issue of Dartmouth Engineer magazine
March 5, 2013

FEATURES: intersections between the arts and engineering; space weather research and avoiding damage from solar storms; re-engineering Thayer School's Machine Shop

Robot Called ‘Yeti’ Finds Cracks in Antarctic Ice
March 5, 2013 | LiveScience

Meet Yeti, a faithful rover of the robotic kind that sniffs out dangerous crevasses for convoys crossing the glaciers of Antarctica and Greenland—developed by a team of students led by Dartmouth engineering professor Laura Ray.

Seed funding aims to improve prostate cancer diagnoses
March 4, 2013 | Dartmouth Medicine

Ryan Halter, assistant professor of engineering and adjunct assistant professor of surgery at Geisel School of Medicine, is working to improve the accuracy of prostate cancer diagnoses.

In Greenland and Antarctic Tests, Yeti Helps Conquer Some “Abominable” Polar Hazards
March 1, 2013 | National Science Foundation

Findings published in the Journal of Field Robotics confirm that Professor Ray's NSF-funded "Yeti" is probably the first robot to successfully deploy in the field that is able to identify hazards lurking under the thin cover of snow.

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