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Robots as Our Partners: Pas de Deux

May 16 - May 18, 2019
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Sasha Samochina, a producer from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Visual Operations Lab takes us through the robots JPL has trekking through the solar system, from Mars to the Jupiter.

She demonstrates how her AR and VR creations allow scientists in collaboration with their robots to explore the unknown! Learn about the tech used to discover new worlds and propel humanity into the very outer-reaches of everything we’ve ever known. This presentation will be accompanied by Pas de Deux – a dancer interacts with a robot and the two together create the work. We invite the audience to imagine the ways technology reflects our humanity and interrogates it.

Thursday, May 16  - Saturday, May 18
San Francisco - Exploratorium
Pier 15 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
For Age 10-13, Age 14-17, Adults
Sasha Samochina
Collaborator Profile
Sasha Samochina

Sasha Samochina is an Immersive Visualization Producer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. She joined the team at JPL after working in New York in the fields of video and web development and in Chicago where she was a Media Producer at The Field Museum of Natural History. Currently, she works in the Ops Lab at JPL producing immersive experiences to help scientists and engineers complete their daily work and helping NASA to make space more accessible to everyone. She loves all things digital, animal, sound-emitting, cosmic and views the world through VR-colored glasses.

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