01 March
2009

Last week I was invited to give a talk at a robotics events for college students in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I spoke about our work on underwater robotics, with a bit of extra emphasis on the system design part of the story, and a little bit of connectivity to robotics as a while. Since many of the students had Spanish as a first language, i used a lot of visuals and tried to speak a bit more slowly than usual (which was probably only partially successful). The students were very enthusiastic and we had an especially good question and answer session in the early evening, moderated (and translated) very effectively by Professor Jose Ruiz Ascencio.

As a bonus, I got to visit the central square of Cuernavaca and also take a short side trip to Xochicalco, which is a major archaeological site just 30 minutes outside the city. Xochicalco was both a major trading site in the 0-1200 AD time frame, as well as a significant astronomical observatory at that time.


Mexico





Mexico





Jonathan Espinoza, Greg Dudek,
and Jose Ruiz Ascencio





Xochicalco





Xochicalco Quetzalcoatl (feathered snake) pyramid





Cuernavaca




Mexico




Cuernavaca main square



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