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Subject: IUFO: NASA Live Robotics Internet Course To Begin June 30

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Source: NASA Ames
June 10, 1999

John Bluck
NASA Ames Research Center
jbluck at mail.arc.nasa.gov

Dr. Charles Wood
University of North Dakota
cwood at badlands.nodak.edu

RELEASE:  99-40

Nasa Live Robotics Internet Course To Begin June 30

NASA, the University of North Dakota (UND) and Western Governors
University are collaborating to offer the "NASA Robotics Short Course"
that will enable students to attend a virtual classroom on the
Internet.  Each lesson will involve a robotics expert who also works
on a NASA project. Western Governors University is a "cyber
university," located on the Internet.

The eight-session course will begin June 30, and will continue through
September 2.  The lessons also include webcasts, chat sessions, video
clips, web slides and follow-up question-and-answer sessions.  The
course is produced by NASA's Learning Technology Project at NASA Ames
Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.

"This Internet format will allow students, from the comfort of their
homes and offices, to interact directly with experts actively involved
in some of the most exciting robotic fields," said Dr. Alan Federman,
manager of NASA Robotics Online at NASA Ames.

"In the future we'll need a workforce with an advanced understanding
of robotics," said Tom Dyson, an engineer with the NASA LTP Project. 
"It is NASA's responsibility to not only create, but to communicate
new knowledge, and we see this course as part of that effort."

Brian Cooper, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, who
was the primary driver for Pathfinder-Sojourner's three-month mission
on Mars, is one of eight experts with whom students can chat.  Another
expert is Guy Beutelschies, spacecraft systems engineer for the Mars
Surveyor 01 orbiter and lander.  He is with Lockheed Martin
Aeronautics, Denver, CO.  Dr. Steve Gorevan of HoneyBee Robotics, New
York, NY, will discuss his role as project manager in building the
robotic drill for the Mars Surveyor 2001 rover.

To participate in the course, students will need at least an
Internet-connected major web browser capable of supporting Java. 
Students will also need at least a 28.8 kbps computer connection to
see video that will feature the presenters.

The enrollment deadline is June 30.  To find out about course tuition
and fees, and to sign up for the NASA Robotics Short Course, students
should go to this Internet address:


The goal of the LTC project is to promote the growth of a national
information infrastructure using the vast amount of information NASA
has acquired since its creation. Access to this knowledge will allow
the public and industry to contribute to rapid and significant
advances in science, engineering and technology.

For additional information, contact Alan Federman
NASA Ames: 650-604-1521
afederman at mail.arc.nasa.gov
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