VICE Canada on Twitter Robots are helping Archaeologists Explore Dangerous Tombs in Egypt

Robot designed and built by Computer Science Doctoral Candidate Jimmy Tran successfully deployed by interdisciplinary Research team lead by Ryerson History Prof. Jean Li to El Hibeh, Egypt to explore tunnels dug by looters. Other Ryerson members of the ground team include Prof. Michael Carter (FCAD, Creative Industries) and Namir Ahmed (Library, Digital Media Experience).

This is part of an ongoing collaboration with Archaeologists from the University of California, Berkley.

This project will now be the founding member of Ryerson Library Collaboratory.