Sophie Milam

Milam's main area of research is in robotics, where she designs control systems for so-called tensegrity robots (held together by tension, they look like Buckyballs), but she's also doing something almost out-of-this world: serving on a mock-up Mars mission in Hawaii, where she and five others are being studied by NASA and the University of Hawaii's HI-SEAS program for insight into group cohesion in isolated and confined environments. [+]