Miss Meyer's Fourth Graders, Lisbon, ND asked Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology

AddedWednesday, December 14, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Questions for Dr. Howard
Hi Dr. Howard! We read about you in science class today and found this website. We have some questions for you! How long did it take you to actually make a fully functioning robot like SmartNav or SnoMote? How successful have SmartNav and SnoMote been at answering questions for scientists? Have you had any other jobs besides being a roboticist? Let us know if you can answer any of these questions. Great work with all of your robots!
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  • Ayanna Howard , Georgia Institute of Technology
    Answered Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    How long did it take you to actually make a fully functioning robot like SmartNav or SnoMote?
    It took about one year to build a working prototype and one more to get it functioning robustly in hazardous environment, with smarts.

    Have you had any other jobs besides being a roboticist?
    I’ve always been a roboticist – studied robotics at school, then was a roboticist working at NASA, now at GeorgiaTech.