“Big Signal” by Peter Coppin (2000)

Artists,Reference,Robotics — miles @ 8:34 am



Funded by NASA and developed at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, “Big Signal” was a web interface that let students experience Antarctica via Nomad – a robot prototype that searched for meteorites. The project was deployed to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, as well as to several middle and elementary schools. Coppin says that the goal of the project was to “place students in a real scientific setting by giving them access to the same data that a scientist would access.”

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