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Xavier - Home Page

Xavier has a new job!

Some of you have noticed that Xavier isn't on-line as much as he used to be. That is because he is working in the Field Robotics Center helping to build things. Well, Xavier isn't actually building things, he still doesn't have any arms! But he is the roving eye, working with RoboCrane (the muscle) and Bullwinkle (the finesse) to build things. The project is to develop an architecture that will allow multiple independent robots of different types to work together as a unified team. This is called a Distributed Robot Architecture.

See the DiRA homepage for more details and videos.


Xavier doesn't get out nearly as often as he used to. Mostly it is now done to test a modification or repair. But every now and again you can catch him on-line to see what he is doing or send him to a new destination. Xavier
  • Monitor what Xavier is seeing, and where it is at the moment.
  • Control Xavier (You can send him any time, but tasks are only carried out when he is on-line).
  • Let us know you are visitor and add comments to our Guestbook.
  • See/Hear:

  • Checkout an MPEG of several web runs,
  • or view a color MPEG taken by Xavier one day,
  • Or how about a color MPEG of Xavier taking the elevator,
  • or flip through a Scrapbook of pictures, sounds and movies.
  • Read:

  • Press Clippings - tell us where you found out about Xavier.
  • Our Laboratory Aims
  • Our Research
  • Research Papers
  • List of Lab Members and of Internal Talks
  • Meet:

  • Xavier will be Robot Guest of Honor at InConJunction Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Indianapolis, IN this summer!

  • Rated in the top 5% of the Web A POPULAR SCIENCE 50 Best of the Web Award Wnner
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    Last Updated: 17 January 2001