I’ve got a friend who loves little robots. And no, it’s not Grant Imahara. She’s a science educator here at the museum with me. And I have to confess, I totally understand.
There’s something wonderful about a little, plucky machine, doing its job despite all obstacles. Maybe that’s why we love movies like Wall-E so much – little robots are just so darn cute! Okay, so I’m anthropomorphizing…a lot. But I can’t help it. Because the subject of this post is a truly amazing little robot – MER-B, better known as the Mars-exploring robot Opportunity.