When: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Where: Mathobotix, 10900 Los Alamitos Boulevard, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Presenter: Baird Hendrix, Power Avionics Engineer, Space X
Bio: Baird Hendrix is a graduate from North Carolina State University, with a long standing fascination with electronics and robots. He now works for Space Exploration Technologies (better known as SpaceX) on power systems for their Falcon rockets and Dragon robotic spacecraft. He got his start with robots in college, working with the AUVSI RoboSub challenge, and now works full time with out-of-this-world robots.
Topic: Robots are taking over, both on and off the Earth. Robotic spacecrafts and rockets bring people and goods to outer space, and push the boundaries of science and exploration. Join SpaceXer Baird Hendrix as he discusses how he moved from robotics competitions for fun to engineering for space, and how students can get involved in space exploration.