JPL's Open House and Webcast 
May 19 and 20, 2001

by SFRSA Mediamister Cliff Thompson

JPL's Open House and Webcast Weekend 
Open House, Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 2001, one-hour webcast Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. Pacific time

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab's Open House Webcast included a web page of topic links & list of  scientists and engineers. The webcast, now archive-viewable, introduced new species of Space-Faring Robots entering this Age of the Robotic Exploration of the Solar System. 

The broadcast provided updates on existing planetary robots (& their control systems), interplanetary robots (some with artificial muscles, others organically-inspired Biomorphic Explorers),  & a new  head-mounted Wireless Augmented Reality Prototype (WARP) advanced communications system.  

Meanwhile, new versions of JPL's Web Interface For Telescience (WITS) Web browser-based planetary lander and rover control software (including a public version you can download and use on your own computer) are available & JPL's Mars Yard has a site & web cam.