Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)

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Michigan Tech Research Institute

Michigan Tech Research Institute focuses on technology development and research to sense and understand natural and human-made environments. Through innovation, education, and collaboration, we support meaningful solutions to critical global issues, from infrastructure to invasive species, national security to public health.

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Collaborative Autonomous Robots for Subterranean Rescue Missions

Sarah Kitchen’s background in pure mathematics, and now as a Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) research scientist, help her to synthesize abstract systems and bridge digital and real interfaces. She leads a simulation team for DARPA's Subterranean Challenge, coordinating a fleet of underground robots.