University of Vermont

UVM iRobots to Locate Survivors

UVM students, as part of Jackie Horton’s Programming for Engineers class, demonstrated their final projects in the UVM Ira Allen Chapel on Thursday, May 10, 2012 to a crowd of watchers.  The iRobots had just 5 minutes to locate a survivor within a simulated disaster zone between rocks and other obstacles.

The iRobots are part of the new CS20 course being offered through the Department of Computer Science that incorporates engineering and has been designed for collaborative learning between computer science and engineering.

“ In doing this project, students discovered it was fun to apply computer science skills to simulate a real world scenario.“ , says Jackie Horton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science.

For more iRobots on campusinformation contact:  

 Jackie Horton <>

 Phone:  656-4398