Visitors to the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana May 23rd got to see a robot cut the ribbon for the opening ceremony for the new summer exhibition, "Robots and Us." It was Boeing Company's Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) Robot, developed in partnership with iRobot Coroporation.
The Science Center will host another special event this weekend, on Saturday, May 30, with Jet Propulsion Laboratory Robotics Expert Julie Townsend. She is part of the Pasadena lab's team who are currently troubleshooting a problem the Mars Rover Spirit is experiencing right now.
Townsend will talk about her work with Mars Rover Spirit and how she's trying to free it from the sand it is stuck in on Mars, said Julie Smith, director of public relations at the Discovery Science Center.
The exhibition is free with paid admission and includes activities such as the Robot Arena, Leg Lab and building jitterbug robots.
For more information on Saturday's event, visit the Center's Women's Explorer Workshops site here.