Robots have landed on the Juneau Icefield. They’re being tested to help scientists monitor rapidly changing conditions in the world’s ice sheets. With funding from NASA, Georgia Tech engineering professor Ayanna Howard has “tricked out” some two-foot-long toy snowmobiles. She’s stuffed them with advanced sensors and electronics. The “sno-bots” are programmed to roam specific areas of the icefield and report back on the conditions they find.
John Ryan, KTOO – Juneau