TAGGED Energetics Research Group

The Robotic Underground

A robot travels through a tunnel buried deep underground. Using its camera, it searches every nook and cranny in the dark passageway for potential hazards, mapping its path as it goes. It relays this information to its operators in real time. “Nothing like this really exists in current fielded systems for military, law enforcement, or the harsh environments of space,” says Hopkins engineer William Bagley.

Made in the USA

The U.S. Air Force has awarded two contracts totaling $1.48 million to the Energetics Research Group, based within the Whiting School…