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Monday, May 08, 2006

Event: JPL Lecture: Planetary Robotics: to Mars and Beyond - May 11

Planetary Robotics: to Mars and Beyond

Presented by Dr. Ashley Stroupe JPL Staff Engineer, Mars Exploration Rovers Engineering Team & Brett Kennedy JPL Staff Engineer, JPL Robotic Hardware Group

Click here on Thursday at 7 p.m. PDT for the webcast. 

Thursday, May 11
The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

Friday, May 12
The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PDT and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

The robotics engineers at JPL are currently developing new robotics technologies to provide scientists and astronauts access to new kinds of planetary terrain. This talk will present the current state of the art in planetary robotics and discuss where we are going in the future. We'll present videos and demos from the Mars Exploration Rovers, as well as our current research, including traditional rovers, autonomous walking robots for orbital operations, and large-scale transport vehicles that can be autonomous or piloted.

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