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Science on Tap - Robotics

September 15 at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked in Los Alamos
These events are open to everyone regardless of age!

Through a robot’s eyes…and arms

Imagine it’s a dark night and a delivery truck wants to go through the Lab’s access portal in our main technical area. The driver’s obvious nervousness raises a red flag for the guard on duty. She asks the driver to pull off to the side of the road and calls for backup. The driver then confesses that he’s carrying a meth lab in the back of the vehicle. Due to the explosive nature of the lab’s components, a second call brings the Lab’s Hazardous Devices Team (HDT) to the scene. During this Science on Tap event, Chris Rittner, with the Lab’s HDT, will talk about the work the group does, including the recent Hazmat Challenge (held each year since 1996), designed to test responders under the most trying of circumstances.

Science on tap

Science on Tap is a convivial opportunity to engage with Lab scientists on their current projects. A brief presentation is followed by lively questions, answers and discussion. The fun takes place on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Plaza in Los Alamos.

The sessions are a joint project between the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District.