Robots: 1. The first video I watched was over robots the size of grains of rice. They are making them about 4 mm on a side. They want to eventually make an effort to make them advanced enough to help out in the future. They want them to be able to go into a disaster like earthquake rubble and search for survivors. Also it is helping out the studies about how small insects have so much mobility.
2. The speakers performance was alright in my opinion. I don’t have room to talk but as she was giving her speech, she stood in the same spot the whole presentation and did not have any arm movements at all. She had a clicker to change slides so she didn’t have to go to a laptop or computer and manually change the slides. She had videos in her presentation and also she had pictures to go with it. She also had live videos of the robots in action, as in jumping and moving around.
3. Sarah Bergbreiter runs the Maryland Microrobotics Laboratory at the University of Maryland. She develops innovative technologies that could advance medicine, consumer electronics and other sciences. She received her B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton. She worked on her M.S. and Ph.D. at Berkeley, which is where she focused on microrobotics. She has received multiple awards for her work, including the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2008 and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists in 2013.
Planet Detecting Machine: 1. The second video I watched was about building the machine to shade the light of stars so we can see if other planets are orbiting that star. It is a machine that resembles a solar eclipse. It moves in front of the star so it can allow a Hubble telescope to get a better view of what is near or surrounding that star. The main goal of this is to find other planets that can harbor life. Every star in the galaxy has an earthlike planet orbiting it.
2. The speaker did a very good job of presenting his...