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Video: Pitt team flies Roomba-herding drone

Jack Fordyce
| Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Members of the University of Pittsburgh's Robotics and Automation Society practiced piloting a drone the team designed for the International Aerial Robotics Competition. The team must design a drone that can take off, land, fly, find and herd Roomba vaccuums all while flying autonomously and avoiding obstacles.

Read more about the team and competition here .

Members of the University of Pittsburgh Robotics and Automation team practice manuevers on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Benedum Hall in Oakland.
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Members of the University of Pittsburgh Robotics and Automation team practice manuevers on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Benedum Hall in Oakland.
University of Pittsburgh Robotics and Automation team member Levi Burner practices piloting a drone on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Benedum Hall in Oakland.
Jack Fordyce | Tribune-Review
University of Pittsburgh Robotics and Automation team member Levi Burner practices piloting a drone on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Benedum Hall in Oakland.
University of Pittsburgh Robotics and Automation team member Levi Burner replaces drone battery on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Benedum Hall in Oakland.
Jack Fordyce | Tribune-Review
University of Pittsburgh Robotics and Automation team member Levi Burner replaces drone battery on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Benedum Hall in Oakland.
University of Pittsburgh Robotics and Automation team member Andrew Saba describes the obstacles the team will face in competition during practice on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Benedum Hall in Oakland.
Jack Fordyce | Tribune-Review
University of Pittsburgh Robotics and Automation team member Andrew Saba describes the obstacles the team will face in competition during practice on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Benedum Hall in Oakland.
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