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.
How a Robot Is Changing the Game of Antarctic Science
February 28, 2013 | Wired Science
Dartmouth engineering professor Laura Ray’s Antarctic work could preview a new era in the relationship between human scientists and robotic field assistants.
Cerenkov technique eyes linac QA
February 25, 2013 | Medical Physics Web
Summary of study published in Physics in Medicine and Biology led by engineering PhD candidate Adam Glaser showing "a fast and flexible way to profile the imparted dose from an X-ray photon linac beam in two dimensions."