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NMMU News

03/03/2017

Retired NASA Deputy Chief Technologist Jim Adams will be at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) on 8 March to talk about robots. Adams will provide an overview of how “robots” came to be infused into our culture and of the role they play in everyday life, as well as in space.

Jim’s career spans nearly 40 years at General Electric and NASA where he developed and managed some of the most challenging and iconic space projects in recent history.

These projects range from the Space Shuttle, to a fleet of orbiting satellites and a myriad of deep space probes from Mercury to Pluto - all of them relying on robotics to accomplish the mission.

The lecture, which is open to the public, is hosted by The American Corner, in collaboration with NMMU’s Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology, in the Engineering Building, Ground Floor, Room 3, North Campus, on Wednesday, 8 March from 13:00 to 14:00.

If you would like to attend, please contact Kathryn.bell@nmmu.ac.za by midday on Monday 7 March.

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Ms Zandile Mbabela
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Zandile.Mbabela@nmmu.ac.za