Program 148

AIRDATE:12/14/04

PROMO: U of C researcher Dr. Chris MacNab uses Alberta Ingenuity grant to develop robots that learn

At the U of L Dr. Derek Peddle and grad student Casey Vandenberg use 3D satellite imagery to study climate change and carbon cycling models as part of a study for the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative

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TITLE: Chris MacNab, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary
SUBJECT: #148 Robots That Learn
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Chris MacNab at the University of Calgary is a robot man. And hes using algorithms based on biological systems to help him develop robots that learn.

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TITLE: Dr. Derek Peddle, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Lethbridge and Scientific Director, Water Institute for Semi-arid Ecosystems
SUBJECT: #148 Satellite Imagery, Climate Change and PARC
SYNOPSIS: At the University of Lethbridge, geography professor Dr. Derek Peddle uses satellite imagery to analyze changes on the prairie landscape as they relate to climate change. This is part of an elaborate study with the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative

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TITLE: Casey Vandenberg, Masters Student, Department of Geography, University of Lethbridge and Recipient, Alberta Ingenuity Studentship
SUBJECT: #148 Remote Sensing Enhances Climate Change Modeling
SYNOPSIS: At the University of Lethbridge, grad student Casey Vandenberg uses satellite imagery and Dr. Derek Peddle's algorithms to better understand climate change and carbon cycling.

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