Robots in Space

Will the sci-fi fantasy of robots in outer space become a reality through the work of a group of local engineers? We’ll discuss NASA’s project for stationing autonomous robots on Mars with Kamesh Namuduri, associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of North Texas and leader of a team of UNT researchers working to enable those robots to make decisions, communicate with each other, and retain knowledge obtained by other robots. In the Art&Seek segment, we’ll talk with Archaeologist Michelle Rich, who led the team that discovered Mayan funerary treasures featured prominently in the Kimbell exhibition “Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea.”