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2012
Prof. Nikos Papanikolopoulos and Center for Distributed Robotics featured on Big 10 Network
The Feb. 28 episode of "Impact the World" featured professor Nikos Papanikolopoulos and his team from the Center for Distributed Robotics. Click here to view the video. - March 2, 2012
2011
New Scientist features Hybrid robot
Created by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Center for Distributed Robotics, the hybrid robot spends most of its time rolling on the ground but can also transform into a mini-helicopter. The robot uses separate motors to run the wheels and the rotors rather than a complex system capable of both. Read the article - May 25, 2011
KARE11 highlights lab's use of Microsoft Kinect in research
Researchers, in a collaboration between the Institute of Child Development, the University of Minnesota Medical School and the College of Science and Engineering, are exploring the use of technology to diagnose children who show symptoms of an array of mental disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder. Read the article. - March 14, 2011
2010
New robotics grants for Prof. Nikos Papanikolopoulos and Vassilios Morellas
Professor Nikos Papanikolopoulos and Vassilios Morellas were awarded $770,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop new miniature robotic devices through three grants. Read the article. - Sept. 15, 2010
2009
The StarTribune has profiled the effectiveness of the Scout for reconnaissance missions. Read the article. May 31, 2009

Technology Review - a magazine published by MIT has featured the Adelopod in an article that showcases robots from ICRA 2009. Read the article. May 12, 2009.

Popular magazine - New Scientist has featured the UMN Scout in an article that describes the possibility of using marsupial robots in outer space. Read the article. February 9, 2009.
2008

Local news channel Kare 11 featured Prof. Nikolaos Papnikolopolous, Brett Hemes, Duc Fehr and some robots from the lab today to promote the Math and Science Fun Fair. September 19, 2008

2006

COTS Scout and eROSI Coverage - Kare 11 Saturdays Special. The COTS Scout and eROSI were featured on Kare 11's Saturday morning broadcast as part of the University of Minnesota's "Driven to Discover" campaign. November 4, 2006.

COTS Scout Coverage - COTS Scout Commercial (7 MB Quicktime .MOV). The COTS Scout was part of the University of Minnesota's new marketing campaign.

2005

COTS Scout Coverage - Discovery Channel Canada - September 27, 2005

COTS Scout Coverage - Decatur Daily - September 27, 2005

COTS Scout Coverage - NSF WTEC International Study of Robotics - September, 2005

COTS Scout Coverage - NSF Multimedia Gallery - August 24, 2005

COTS Scout Coverage - Technovelgy.com - January 26, 2005

2004

COTS Scout Coverage - Wired.com - April 21, 2004

COTS Scout Coverage - Technovelgy.com - April 12, 2004