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| March 15,
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CONTACT: Glenn Small
A Helping Hand:
New Library Robot to Aid Access to Materials
Researchers in the Digital Knowledge Center of the Milton S. Eisenhower
Library have developed, in cooperation with engineers from the Whiting
School of Engineering, a working prototype of a library retrieval robot,
which is called Comprehensive Access to Print Materials, or CAPM.
As more and more print materials are moved to off site storage facilities,
research universities face the challenge of maintaining large collections
of materials, while maintaining access by library users. The CAPM robot,
which can now retrieve materials from a test storage shelf and deliver
it to a scanning bed, will one day be able to retrieve and scan materials,
based on users' requests.
To learn more and to see the robot in action, watch the following short
video or the simulation.
(Both presentations required a Real Player. Real Networks offers a free
version of their player, if your computer doesn't have it. Newer computers
come bundled with this players, but those with older computers may need
to download the player.)
here to download the free RealPlayer,
View the video.
a simulation of the robot.
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know immediately and we will help you sort out the problem.
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