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Sandeep Yayathi: Robotics Engineer

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NASA robotics engineer Sandeep Yayathi explains how he designs and builds humanoid robots that can work alongside astronauts. Part of the "Design Squad Nation" series.

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Runtime: 3 minutes 50 seconds

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Episode 4
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Episode 7
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Grade Level: 3 - 8
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Episode 8
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Episode 9
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Episode 10
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