UNM robots to be featured on TV program

A crew from Xploration Station, a syndicated program for young adults that focuses on the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), visited The University of New Mexico on July 7 to film a segment on student-built robots.

The crew spent time with Melanie Moses, associate professor of computer science, and several of her students who work with Swarmie robots. The robots, built in conjunction with NASA, operate autonomously and are programmed to communicate and interact as a collective swarm.

They will be featured on the “Nature Knows Best” segment of the program that will air in the fall, usually on Saturday mornings on Fox-affiliated stations

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