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FAMU Students Fly With NASA

 In the summer of 2011, ARTSI students at Florida A&M Unviersity, advised by Professor Clement Allen, flew with their robot on a NASA plane used to simulate zero-gravity environments. Known as the "Vomit Comet", the airplane performs repeated climbs and dives, and during the dives, the occupants are weightless. The FAMU students were studying the use of a fan to keep a robot stably in contact with a surface so it could navigate under zero gravity conditions.

FAMU students on the ramp in front of the Vomit Comet.

 FAMU preflight preparations on board the Vomit Comet.

FAMU team testing their robot in zero gravity.

FAMU team floating with their robot in zero gravity.

 

 
Dekita Moon going to Clemson

ARTSI student Dekita Moon from Fort Valley State University will be entering the PhD program in Computer Science at Clemson University in January 2012. Dekita completed a summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) internship at Carnegie Mellon in 2011, where she worked with Dr. Paul Rybski on the Snackbot robot, shown below.

 

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