Title: Fox News Does Science
Fair and Balanced? Perhaps.
Grounded in Reality? Well let’s see.
Some students at UCSD built a Fire Surveillance Robot, and produced a youtube video demonstrating its ability to map its environment using stereoscopic cameras. The video attracted 20,000 views, won grand prize at a Student Infrared Imaging Competition, then… got picked up by Fox News.
At the time the video became popular, I was working with Will Warren, one of the authors, who was surprised by the attention his research had attracted.
We will discuss the actual work he did and Fox News’ take on it.