Comprehensive Access to Printed Materials
Welcome to the CAPM project site.
The goal of the CAPM project is to develop efficient (i.e., cost-effective), real-time, enhanced browsing and search capabilities, through a Web browser interface, to off-site materials by using a combination of robotics, automated systems and software. The CAPM team is also considering the potential for the robotic systems to enhance large-scale, semi-automated preservation and treatment of print materials. Essentially, the CAPM team develop and modify existing technologies to lower library operating costs while enhancing the quality of service. The project also includes an economics analysis of the potential costs and benefits of the CAPM system. The project has been funded by the Mellon Foundation (grant ended 2002), a private donor, Minolta Corporation, and the National Science Foundation.
The Mechanical Engineering Team consists of: Greg Chirikjian, Sayeed Choudhury, Georgios Kaloutsakis, Jin Seob Kim, Lee McDaniel, Aris Skleros, Yu Zhou.
The Economics Team includes: Nick Flores (University of Colorado at Boulder), Ben Hobbs (Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering) and former students Mark Lorie and Erin Fitzgerald.