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PhD student exhibits her Mars Rover at Farnborough Air Show.

CDT PhD student Eleni Bohacek recently exhibited her experimental Mars Rover that she has been building based on a disability scooter at the internationally famous Farnborough Air Show.
PhD student exhibits her Mars Rover at Farnborough Air Show.

Eleni with her Mars Rover

Eleni said “It was very busy and I must have spoken to hundreds of people over the two days. We had the new mobile Exomars camera emulator set up, and on a TV we showed a stereo anaglyph live video made from two of the camera streams. We handed out 3D glasses and people could see themselves in 3D. It was a great chance to talk about 3D from stereo, the Exomars rover missions, and what it is like studying for a PhD in engineering.”

Eleni loves to design instrumentation for space and her second supervisor Professor Andrew Coates is based in UCL’s Mullard Space Lab so Eleni can gain interdisciplinary expertise for her PhD working alongside her main supervisor Dr David Selviah from the EEE department. She has enjoyed developing computer vision systems for the Rover.

Eleni is a student of the UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES).