KEEN | Spring 2019

NASA Space Grant Robotics

Education icon, disabled. A purple mortarboard.

NASA Space Grant Robotics is in the process of creating underwater robots that can be used for deep sea diving. This would replace divers, as well as reduce the risk to their lives. Furthermore, underwater robots will allow us to go deeper than any divers can, giving us an opportunity to explore vast expanses of the ocean floor that were previously unexplored. NASA Space Grant Robotics is competing in the MATE ROV Competition, a competition which focuses on the maintenance of underwater equipment and exploration of deep-sea areas.

Student researcher

Pratik Panda

Computer science

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2020