Last week, NYSCI’s Mars Rover, named “Genevieve”, visited the White House as part of the first White House Maker Faire. Genevieve is one of two robotic rovers that are used in our Search for Life Beyond Earth exhibition. The rovers were built by the Beatty sisters–Camille and Genevieve–along with their father, Robert. The Genevieve rover, along with other robots the family created, were setup in the Grand Foyer of the President’s residence where guests could get a closeup view of the rover and see it in action. Some guests, including rapper will.i.am, even got to take over the rover’s controls and drive it around the Grand Foyer.
See photos from the exciting day on the Beatty Robotics blog here.