Podcast: Robotics Engineering: Big Toys, Big Fun: Video of Rover Airbag

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The Podcast: Robotics Engineering: Big Toys, Big Fun: Video of Rover Airbag is a segment of the Web Seminar: Robotics Engineering: Big Toys, Big Fun, November 29, 2007 . The podcast is 7 minutes 31 seconds in duration.

The source Web Seminar was developed in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Arizona State University’s (ASU) Mars Education Program. The presenter was Kobie Boykins, Mechanical Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Mr. Boykins gave the audience a "behind the scenes" look of what it was like to build the twin rovers that are still driving across the surface of Mars.

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  • on Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:35 PM

This was a great clip to show students the process of trial and error. It shows that scientists have tests that fail too. I liked the video clips and how they're explained as well.

Jennifer Albaugh  (Warrensburg, MO)
Jennifer Albaugh (Warrensburg, MO)

  • on Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:19 PM

This is a great clip to show students to demonstrate how NASA engineers "field test" rover components before they are sent into space. The presenter explains what engineers can learn from failures. I recommend also viewing the archive of the web seminar from which this clip came. It really helps put the videos shown in this clip in context.

Ruth Hutson  (Westmoreland, KS)
Ruth Hutson (Westmoreland, KS)


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