Robots on the Move

Description

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.

Guests:

  • 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