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Professor Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos and Scout robot featured in the Pioneer Press

November 17, 2011

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Professor Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos is featured in a new story in the Pioneer Press and on The article discusses the burgeoning robotics industry in the Twin Cities area and Robotics Alley, the first regional conference on robots hosted by Edina-based ReconRobotics and the Minnesota High Tech Association happening Thursday, November 17th at the Carlson School of Management.

Papanikolopoulos discusses the Scout, the robot created at the University of Minnestoa in 2006. "It's just a camera on wheels," Papanikolopoulos said. "Why is it so popular? Because it does a very dangerous job and it saves lives." Read the full story and see a video of the scout in action at

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