Robots on the Move
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They can walk, roll, swim, and even dance to that funky music. Okay, so they’re a little stiff on that one. But today’s robots are not content to just sit and hum in a corner – they’re movers and groovers, and not only on this planet. We’ll go to the International Conference on Robotics and Automation and meet the latest in automatons – from aluminum chefs that whip up omelets to underwater machines that undulate like fish.
Also, the robot challenge – building autonomous robots to scour the Red Planet.
And, touchdown for the Phoenix Mars Lander.
- Gaurav Sukhatme – Co-director of Robotics Research Lab at the University of Southern California
- Basilio Noris – Researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland
- Eric Sauser – Researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland
- Matthew Zucker – Researcher at the Carnegie Melon Robotics Institute
- Brian Zenowich – Robotics Engineer at Barrett Technology
- Kyu-Jin Cho – Researcher at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Paul Rybski – System Scientist in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Melon University
- Deborah Bass – Deputy Project Scientist, NASA’s Phoenix Mars Scout Mission