Their debut project aims to establish a communications relay to remotely control ground robots.
Abshire was selected for her contribution to CMOS biosensors.
Will Calcagno is developing a multi-use robot that can detect fire, in addition to other capabilities.
The lecture was part of the Halcyon Dialogues on Robotics held at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
AIAA Associate Fellows are individuals of distinction who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.