Aquatic Robots

[ad_1] MADDIE SOFIA, BYLINE: You’re listening to SHORT WAVE… (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SOFIA: …From NPR. REBECCA RAMIREZ, HOST: Hey, duderinos. It’s Rebecca Ramirez. THOMAS LU, BYLINE: And me, Thomas Lu. Howdy, howdy. RAMIREZ: So, T. Lu, what you got for us today? LU: Right. Rebecca, tell me. Do you know what alien life form leaves
[ad_1] A little robotic explorer will be rolling into Antarctica this month to perform a gymnastic feat – driving upside down under sea ice. BRUIE, or the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, is being developed for underwater exploration in extraterrestrial, icy waters by engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. It will spend